All Memories Fade is an installation and sculptural exhibition examining familial connection through my developed fear of forgetting. These works comprise many materials, including glass, resin, silk fabric, wet plate collodion images, and chemigrams. This installation uses light and optical variants to communicate the fear of losing one’s most cherished memories in life. All Memories Fade draws inspiration from my family farm in Minnesota that had been sold when I was young. The encapsulated sculptures and installation produce a distorted perception of home through material memory, utilizing light and shadow to highlight those distortions and abstractions that checker one’s past. The work of artists such as Melanie Walker, Bill Viola, and Dan Estabrook inspire and inform many elements of the installation All Memories Fade wherein process and sensory engagement with audio and movement communicate the ever-changing nature of memory.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Collodion process--Exhibitions; Installations (Art)--Technique; Mixed media sculpture--Exhibitions; Memory in art
Photography and Related Media (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)
Bierbaum, Lynn, "All Memories Fade" (2023). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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