(Re)Collections: Photography, Memory, and Forgetting

Master's Thesis


The work in Re:Collections draws from personal family history, thoughts on the photograph and the family album as mnemonic devices, and research on traditional and counter memorials to explore the dichotomy of remembering and forgetting. The installation is comprised of several individual pieces that when shown together reveal themselves as distinctive steps of an ongoing process which becomes a physical manifestation of the constant struggle between the desire to forget and the human propensity to remember.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-04182012-183028

Author Christine Hinz Lenzen
Advisor Martina Lopez
Contributor Gabrielle Gopinath, Committee Member
Contributor Martina Lopez, Committee Chair
Contributor Maria Tomasula, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Art, Art History, and Design
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2012-04-02

Submission Date 2012-04-18
  • United States of America

  • Monuments

  • Family History

  • Photography

  • Art

  • Post-Memory

  • Storytelling

  • Memory

  • Memorials

  • Family Album

  • History

  • Installation

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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