by Soti Tyrologou

Chronesthesia“A form of consciousness that enables individuals to be aware of their personal past and future and to mentally travel in it”. (E.Tulvig)

This photographic series attempts to depict personal autobiographical memory and centers on how retrieving and reconstructing personal events from the past relate to our capacity to imagine the future.

The photographer incorporates the term “chronesthesia” from the research works of cognitive neuroscientist Endel Tulving.  As he notes, “it is a trick that nature invented to circumvent its own most fundamental law of unidirectionality of time”.

“Chronesthesia” is as much the basis of fiction as of recollection and future planning. Through a mental time travel, the photographer embarks on a journey of self-discovery and oscillates between a subjective present and a hypothetical past and future.