I like the idea that, despite our specific and individual memories, we still share the same sort of associations with the past. say, for example, you and i both think back to a childhood trip to the ocean... our memories are different, but we both play the role of the vacationer, and make associations the same way. i guess im interested in that line between personal and collective memories.
elijah gowin is a photographer that reminds me of this concept.
and jason salavon as well.
speaking of jason salavon, i just read that the us census dept. commissioned him to do an installation transferring statistics into visual art. the outcome i thought was very interesting. you can read more about it on his website.