Pamela Salen

The Novel Encounter: Visualising Memories of Home: A personal examination of both the absence and presence of home.

PhD candidate

  • Pamela Salen

My research explores the concept of home from the perspective that home is not necessarily a fixed or ideal place, but rather an on-going pursuit underpinned by the tension between preservation and transformation. Within these parameters, home is investigated through the lens of memory.

Central to my research is how visual communicators can engage with and articulate home and memory as a portable artefact and a core subject for storytelling, which embraces ambiguity and the potential for loss. To address these questions, my studio practice explores the relations between the fragility of paper, the abstract visual language of the photogram and spatial memories of home.