description:memory objects/ongoing participatory project
location:Peel Street, Adelaide...somewhere in the back-streets of Adelaide & Argentina
event:Format Collective's Visual Art Program, Adelaide Fringe 2010
in the Peel Street installation, "memory objects"; modelled in balsa wood after the artists memories of her Argentinian grandmothers china plates were wall mounted above a tiny video made with stills from my iphone, which looped silently...hands warming wax, alongside voices intermittently audible in the adjacent, closed off kitchen
(photo credit below: Sarah Eastick 2010)
also beneath the balsa wood plates, the artist installed three postboxes, a small table piled with note paper, pens, envelopes and a brown vinyl armchair...there were instructions for participation which read:
"what do you miss?"
"what do you treasure?"
"what do you remember?"
memories are mutable, so specific yet so readily, empathetically transmitted
go to the dark brown vinyl chair...take a pen paper and envelope from the low table beside the chair...write your answer to one of these questions, place the paper in the envelope, post it into one of the three postboxes affixed to the gallery wall
Carolina will collect her mail at the end of the exhibition and make "memory objects" based upon your memories...the answers you have posted...and layering her own with those she interprets and responds to
VISIT THIS SITE AGAIN FOR A LINK TO THE ARTISTS RESPONSES...