After witnessing several close relatives lose their personal histories to the nothingness of dementia, Brian Harmon began exploring the concept of athazagoraphobia - the fear of forgetting or of being forgotten in his work, looking at the origins, manifestation, and influences related to this fear, and then visually exploring a reaction/resolution.
"It has become evident to me that I can no longer rely on my own memory to indefinitely house and protect my unforgettables. But if that is the case, what am I to do? How can I rest assured that my memories will be remembered? How can I create an insurance policy against loss that hereditarily is lying in wait? How can I express to others this need, compulsion even, to collect, catalogue and organize the precious moments and things of my life? These questions have become the focus of my recent research and visual inquiry."
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