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
SILBER UND GOLD
PHOTOGRAPHS OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos: © das Graufeld
© Luiza Mogosanu 2016