Merritt Pamela Hill is an interdisciplinary artist who is currently continuing their investigation of our bodies' relationship with memory. Over the past year, they have been exploring distorted comforts that are embedded in the tangible and intangible pieces of memory in spaces. They use stop-motion animation, printmaking, and sound work to investigate this crossover of comfort and discomfort through an adult lens. By allowing themselves to be vulnerable in this exploration, they encourage their audience to reflect on their own relationship with intertwined senses, locations, and memories. They aim to break the rigidity of others' memories that are naturally built into the world.
They pose the question of, how does our relationship with physical spaces, sensory experiences, and memory influence the crossover of comfort and pain? What creates a distorted comfort?