REMINISCENCE explores how memories are given meaning by the context in which they are being remembered. Through a frame by frame process of film is the tale of one old woman’s past emotional journey, which is intrinsically linked to both joy, regret and the passing of time. The film positions into the memory of the old woman, who seek to make sense of her lives by integrating her experiences into more or less coherent stories —past. Her young self begins physically filling the empty spaces with anything and everything she can.
How uncanny, to see oneself or some sort of representation of oneself in a memory. When we are older, we tend to revisit our past experiences and decisions to ponder different outcomes. REMINISCENCE dancing film would be of great influence and more open ways of thinking about aging can alter not only how older people view themselves, but younger people view their elders and positively correlate with meaning in life.
Director & Editor Jo An Li
Cinematographer Fraser Stephen
1st AD Victoria Medvedeva
Dancer Catlin Lawther
Make-up Artist Ayse Gönen Music Pär Carlsson
Voice-over Artist Allison Blair