LOST (..-../--/.../.)

︎︎︎ 2019
︎︎︎ Poster Design

I wanted to portray an aspect of time that particularly scares me, which is memory loss. Since I was a little girl, short term memory loss is something that I’ve always struggled with, and as I’m entering my twenties, I find it more and more difficult to remember events from my childhood, teen years and even recent event. Forgetting important times and memories with my friends and family is something that terrifies me.
Moving to the US and adopting a new language and culture also had an important impact on the way I process and memorize information now, as I often find myself struggling to remember how to speak, not only in this new language (English) but in my native language (French) as well, which is heartbreaking to me.
I wanted to represent this confusion and internal turmoil through animated abstract and surrealist collage of some of my childhood pictures. I was inspired by surrealist artists such as Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali. On top of the collages, I added the world “LOST” in Morse code, (..-../--/…/-) to add to the general confusion that comes when learning a new language. I wanted to illustrate the many moments in my life where I felt like I was losing both of the languages that I know, when all of the words blend and become meaningless, resulting in the inability to express myself or make myself understood.