How are our memories inscribed in the objects we accumulate? And how do we curate our own histories and identities through the collection of these objects of memory?
For this short film, ERRATICA asked nine individuals to present an object that contains particular significance for them and to share some of the reminiscences that the object evokes.
The participants, in order of appearance, are Jeanne Klinger, Piers Plowright (BBC Radio producer), David Aaronovitch (journalist), Fazila Efendić (Mother of Srebrenica), David Matthews (composer), Joan Salter (Holocaust survivor), Andrew Solomon (author), Tim Marlow (art historian) and Zrinka Bralo (migrants' rights campaigner).
Objects of Memory was created as part of What Remains: Memory, History and Conflict: a festival at the Print Room at the Coronet (erratica.org/what-remains) to coincide with ERRATICA's new production Remnants (erratica.org/remnants-1).
Interviews: Patrick Eakin Young and Louise Paley
Editing: Thom Andrewes
Zrinka Bralo photo: Beth Crosland