Painting a false traumatic past (to order)

 

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In general the Indie has been more restrained about publishing articles comparing remembering childhood abuse to being visited by aliens.

But now they seem to have done a little false memory dance. And it’s in the Culture edition not Science ( where the Guardian usually puts its false memory stuff)

The article is about an artist that has received funding from the Wellcome Trust.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/false-memories-what-would-it-mean-if-our-most-precious-recollections-had-never-happened-a6828221.html

It’s an update of an article they did a year ago here

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-false-memory-archive-did-that-really-happen-9105226.html

Only they’ve left our the the quotes from the false memory soc and put new pictures in

And put in a gushy bit about the artist knowling a lot about psychology ( really…far more than you know…)

The Indie doesn’t mention that the artist is also part of The WITH collective which is an art collective that can create or loose memories for people.

Since its inception in 2002, The WITH Collective has received critical praise in the UK and beyond, largely through the creation of a diverse range of concepts that are for sale at their website, including: Knowthing™ where a commissioner can have their ‘me-time’ delegated to a member of the collective and mymory™ where a client can have a memory recovered (or lost) on their behalf. These concepts or ‘solutions’ are the primary manifestation of the artwork; the theme that links all of the ideas together is that a client can have an experience either invented or lived out on their behalf by a member of the collective – See more at: http://www.chapter.org/collective-resident-0#sthash.EJuR98BI.dpuf

That’s right,you can employ them to “remember” a traumatic memory and to live out the consequenses of this IRL.

A client can have an experience either invented or lived out on their behalf by a member of the collective

Now what’s to say there isn’t someone doing this right now on social media?

Scary thought

 

 

 

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