C O N S T R U C T I N G M E M O R Y
On the impossible act of keeping track on memory objectification. In a world of an obsessive imagery documentation , memory is nevertheless an impossibility, there is only a ghost trace of what something was - is or will be, a rock is as decomposable as a leaf, but in a wider time amplitude. This project is a discussion and observation on the limits of memory and physicality. What is the core of a representation? How are structures kept and reproduced in nature? What is memory built off?
Memory is a conscious being of itself - it marks traces of what something was to repeat it constantly in a decomposing gesture towards infinite. Different dichotomies are here approached by opposition : Real fossils vs fossil sculptures; real organic leaf detritus vs leaf photographic prints ; imaginary vs real ; multidimensional vs plane ; solid vs light ; concrete vs invisible. The same group of leaves and fossils are used in a wide range of medium representations in a quest to suggest the spectator that there is no representation, every entity exists in its own realm, and not even the original object can retain itself in a constant form. A constant tape loop is quietly heard, it echoes the crushing sound of one of the leafs, the constant moment where its physical existence perishes.
Installation - ceramic sculptures, light boxes, photography, fossils, tape recorder. 4 speakers.
Marvin Francis Gallery, Winnipeg, CA
Cluster: New Music and Integrated Arts, 2014
Curated by Heidi Oulette and Luke Nickel
Gallerj U, Wroclaw, PL 2014
Curated by Catarina Santos and Ewa Glowocka
Work developed in collaboration with Deli Gleba.