Julia Oram's NOSTOS; ΝΟΣΤΑΛΓΊΑ multidisciplinary investigation examines the link between time, space, and collective memory through analog photography, a medium strongly linked to a longing for the past, either far or near from us. It includes the thesis paper, as well as a book containing pictures and texts which portray different moments set up in a very specific setting: Greece, the place where Julia's family roots lie and where she spent many summers (and still does).
The beginning of the thesis introduces the nostalgic mind, i.e., the connection between memory and perception. It then introduces nostalgia's connection with collective memory. Then, it dives into nostalgic aesthetics, introducing analog practices that have evolved over time. Lastly, the focus shifts to nostalgic digital media and its impact on both analog and digital photography within today’s cultural landscape. The book acts as a concrete companion to the paper by concretely showing Julia's own journey into nostalgia.
I see myself exhibiting and hopefully working at my own gallery.
Something minimal, and yet interesting.
Working while learning.
Pierre Cordier who was the creator of the chemigrams.
I just do, and try not to overthink.
Try to be open minded about what others are saying as it could lead to inspiration, and always ask for help if need be.
Yes, I have sold a few pieces of my work which was a really nice feeling.
I have taken Communication Design and then realized that photography was more my thing.
With close friends.