Remembrance of day-dreams

Curated by Tim Stubbs Hughes

“The omnipresence of photographs in our everyday experience goes hand in hand with the desire to observe, record and archive our public and private histories” ‘Regarding Lost Time’. (Haustein 2012: 1)

“The house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace” GASTON BACHELARD, The Poetics of Space


Remembrance of day-dreams is an autobiographical exploration of self and identity by Tim Stubbs Hughes through photography and theatre practice.

Taking as a starting point his childhood bedroom, Tim aims to explore this liminal space, and enquire how the memories of the past and their phenomenological interrogation can illuminate the connections between the identity you have today and the remembrances of a past self.

From the age of 6 until he was 18, Tim lived in Fleet, Hampshire. Significant pieces from this room have been found or recreated as part of this installation and juxtaposed against recent self-portraits, text and how others see him today.

Presented at the Jack Studio Theatre from 29-31 July 2021.

The Installation

Bringing together elements of photographic material past and present, archival material from his childhood and the use of snapshots of sound, music and spoken word, Tim aims to take the viewer on a journey and place them within this world to reminisce and remember their own childhood.

The exhibition included recent portraits taken between 2020 and 2021; photographs of the room as it now in 2021; recordings of stories from the years from six-years old to 18-years old; and found objects from his childhood.

Watch a presentation of the exhibition

Have a walk around the exhibition, led by Tim.