“The Art of Memory”

The project is conceived as a multi-layered installation based on collections of various items, where participants contribute with personal objects throughout its completion.

“The Art of Memory” emerges from my main research area – the individual’s memory in relation with the collective/regional history (histories) and which is visually expressed by collections/archives of objects.

The title relates and pays homage to the ancient discipline of mnemotechniques the so-called Ars memorativa “susceptible to lead to vast quantities of knowledge”.

By collecting objects that are related to notions of “home/homeland”, “individual mythology” and “roots” – either having crossed the participant’s path in a relevant way or being closely  affiliated to their personal history – the act of giving away such item opens a reflexion towards the boundaries and connections between the aspects of collectible, materiality of a (personal) relic and the gesture of forsaking or offering the respective item.

Subsequently, the items are meant to be classified, arranged and finally displayed in inter-connected “micro-installations”, according to semantic criteria and depending on their temporal and geographical itinerary.

                                                                                                            Luiza Mogosanu | Berlin 2014  


IDENTIFICATION

NOTES

TICKETS

PARIS GOODS

SILBER UND GOLD

PRESENT

KRANK

FOUND

FUNKTION

PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photos:  © das Graufeld

© Luiza Mogosanu 2016

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20 thoughts on ““The Art of Memory”

  1. Love the idea of the jars! Beautiful execution. I’m a fan of Joseph Cornell and I think you’ve captured the idea of Cornell in your own unique way. I’ve always had in mind the idea of doing something similar in a framing medium and about memory, but have never managed to do it. It is not so easy. Congratulations.

    Tony
    http://breadtagsagas.com/

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    1. Oh, big thank you on that one. As i´m in the moment tossing and turning over an introductory text on the `Art of Memory` – that was the perfect kick i needed… Thank you. Cornell revisited. Greets from Berlin!

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