This film is a mix of memory and nostalgia for a young man revisiting a place he knew as a child. As he moves from room to room more is explored regarding what it is like to remember your childhood, what it is like to try and relate to yourself as a kid and square what your memories look like with what the reality looks like now. I try to achieve this by composing sequences that are more poetic than narrative, more informed by art than by entertainment. I think this aim reflects the way in which we subconsciously compose our own memories; little things become imbued with meaning, words or phrases hold more weight than they did at the time. I think nostalgia is important because it helps us view the past in a way that we can understand and talk about. Our pasts are so vast that it’s not possible to view them accurately or as a whole – I think film can mirror this. The sentiments we attach to our childhoods help us make sense of the people we are now – perhaps they are simplistic, but they are emotionally powerful nonetheless.
Sculpting in Time