SOUVENIR

Nostalgia has traditionally represented a mythic past, a time significantly far away from the present. More and more the time frame which promotes a nostalgic response is shortening, a flattening of time, an atemporal and post- modern nostalgia is emerging to shape our present. Some questions the exhibition hopes to examine are: Is this contemporary experience of nostalgia fuelled by the disappearance of the promise of a secure future? Stable employment, housing and affordable education now seem lost to generations.

Does nostalgia drive defensive and regressive politics? Is nostalgia and the experience economy killing youth culture? What is the relationship between social media and nostalgia, do we live in constant anticipation of the memory?

Curated by Charlotte Martin, submit via souvenir@fringeartsbath.co.uk