Heavy Heart is a multi-sensory installation that explores the connection between images, memory, and affect within personal family archives. Through a non-linear format, the video essay follows ordinary people with extraordinary stories who reflect on experiences of togetherness, loss, and dreams. Building from Tina Campt’s research on haptic images, I suggest that images and memories can act in a call-and-response relationship as the construction of the image itself acts as a ‘call’ to evoke visceral ‘responses’ connected to memory. This installation invites the viewer to contemplate their relationship to images and how it has influenced their identity and knowledge in the communities to which they belong.
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