One over wanderlust
Beyond these next four pages lies a product of my travels into the past without ever leaving the present. My experiences with nostalgia are elusive yet frequent, which drove me to attain a greater understanding of this subconscious tendency. Learning that these reminiscent reveries affect humanity at large, I found it odd that the limited literature on the subject includes only speculation regarding its purpose and utility. Consequently, I struggled in my search for a method to accomplish creative research. Quickly discarding the obvious, familiar stimuli summoning recollection, I then grew interested in the unfamiliar stimulating the nostalgic occurrence. With this as a jumping point, I wanted to simultaneously play with the idea of making my contemporary self, whom is so inclined toward the cinematic arts, meet with my past self (accompanied with my childhood interests). Film, already capturing a reality, already representing a representation, I found no better medium to facilitate the expansion of such a concept. My goal was to wipe away the fog on the window to the past and remember what I witnessed. In effect, utilizing this newfound knowledge of nostalgia to create a film of my past that evokes others to ponder their own. This thesis functions to share the memory of my experimental experience.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
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Kingsbury, Brendon A., "One over wanderlust" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1015.