In Charles Fernyhough’s book, Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory, he discusses the nature of memory in detail. Working in realm of truth and fiction, Hey, Monsters addresses “this link between fantasy and memory. The products of the imagination take on lives of their own. Without a reality for them to be dragged back to and matched up against, they are free to bloom and flourish in their own way—and even to persuade that they actually happened.
Through the legends and myths surrounding the abandoned Sunset Studios, this project acts as an examination of my hometown as well as the boundaries between truth and fiction. Referencing cinema in relation to memory Charles Fernyhough states, “to do autobiographical memory, she must become a time-traveler. To do mental time travel, you need a stage… you need a playwright … you need actors ... a theatrical set ... you need a director... an executive producer ... and you need a broadcaster.”