Annie Greenwood’s practice consists of short, autobiographical films which explore an intimate, family landscape.
Through her interests with British family life, she returns to her personal history by revisiting memories from her childhood, to reveal an honest depiction of a private landscape. As different points in her life parallel one another, she draws upon a relationship between time and the family, to highlight the everchanging nature of this space.
These memories are explored through archival home videos and spoken narrative to give a relatable insight into her lower middle class upbringing. Through the inclusion of archival videos, she asks what happens to our understanding of lived experiences when they are visually recorded, and whether rewatching them creates a distorted understanding of one’s past. This continues an ongoing conversation around the accuracy of autobiographical memories, particularly those enriched with difficult emotions. Her practice responds to this through an understanding of the domestic space as a container of past lived experiences and the emotion attached to these. This perspective aids her connection with her memories, as she thinks through her past in response to the home.
This film in particular explores this through the grieving process, as she realises that her memories associated with the loss of her Grandma are intertwined within the physicality of the domestic space, despite a significant passage of time.
“My practice investigates personally driven ideas surrounding memory, family, time, and the home, which ultimately guides the audience into a private understanding of my identity.”