In MEMORABILIA, we’re exploring the slippery slope that is romanticising time spent with ex partners that you don’t belong with. I’m certainly guilty of such a thing; romanticising heartache, sadness, or loss the same way Bukowski did with alcohol. It’s a common thread between most creatives – let’s call it a survival mechanism. If it’s controlled, that pain is power – but it’s addictive, because in these times, any creative will tell you, is when they’re most passionate and inspired – when they’re pressed up against their darkest feelings is when the poetry will come flowing out of them. This film is the proof in the pudding. Though, ironically, this is also when your judgement is most cloudy, so these artistic endeavours can often be filled with misplaced passion.
After a break up and as time goes on, for me especially, it becomes more difficult to vividly remember the struggles of the relationship and far easier to recall only the good times that you spent together.