In November 2018, artist Liz Crichton invited residents of Kirkmichael to collect together items of personal significance to populate a memory box. In interviews, each person then shared the significance of the objects selected, their thoughts about memory and its relationship to objects, together with their feelings about living in the village.
The ten minute edited versions of these interviews compare and contrasts the different approaches to making and recalling memories and gives a privileged insight into the lives, preferences and priorities of others.
These contributions to the archive help to celebrate the richness and diversity that those that live here bring to this place making Kirkmichael what it is.
To see a world in a grain of sand
and a Heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour
William Blake, 1757
Auguries of Innocence