social project; site-specific installation |2017|
AIR at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, USA
co-curated by Sam Stevens
Every journey is a collection of memories. In order to accommodate, one must carefully observe the environment around oneself. That’s how the meaning can be established. By living in a place temporarily with different collaborators I was able to create a site specific work. The “Sun Effect” became a Residency Within Residency. I have been hosting guests in exchange for stories and
souvenirs. Personal objects would remind me of them and became a part of my (re)collection. All of the collected items (memorabilia) are symbolic forms of memory derived from what a given guest deems worthy of being recorded. Souvenirs are the content of narrations constructed from the recollection of past events. In order to keep our relationship in between past and future I was taking pictures of my visitor’s palms. Linear drawings based on the images will be turned into scores by composer Edgar Guzman.
The main idea of the project is based on time and the journey as a liminal in-between state. I treat land as a surface built on grids and paths, being used by different communities. Lines are roads and marks woven into the fabric of time. Traces transform the given space into an imaginary museum by writing over its meaning and
becoming a database. At the end all the collected souvenirs were recycled and mixed into a pulp. They were blended and turned into sheets of paper – a new coherent form that embodies the whole “collection”.