“The Art of Memory”

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The practice of archiving started roughly ten years ago, as an imperative to record “evidences” of a new life experience that was just unfolding – the “self-imposed exile”.

Freshly landed from my hometown in Transylvania to an unknown Paris, in the winter of 2008, being granted a scholarship for artistic research, i found myself as the days went by, bit by bit constrained to inhibit most of direct connections with my native country, starting with the use of language. I embraced my new existence in France, trying to assimilate and absorb as much as i could from the new surroundings.

The interrogation and understanding of the new order in my life took on my artistic practice and transferred the exploration of the identity and the mechanisms of the intimacy to the core of my work. I started to amass and archive the items that would describe my “striving” throughout the day (train/bus/tram tickets, bills, medical receipts, notes, food packages…), in a frantic attempt to “freeze” and preserve the “hard facts” of a singular mythology in progress: my own.

By collecting / classifying and finally displaying objects that are inherent to the “individual mythology” – either having crossed the owner´s path or being closely affiliated to their personal history – the memory-atlas opens a reflection towards the boundaries and connections between the aspects of materiality of the memory and the gesture of forsaking, offering or publicly disclosing a personal item.

                                                                ©Luiza Mogosanu | Berlin 2018


THE ART OF MEMORY

An ongoing installation

THE ART OF MEMORY Exhibition

 


THE ART OF MEMORY: taxonomy

IDENTIFICATION

NOTES

TICKETS

PARIS GOODS

SILBER UND GOLD

PRESENT

KRANK

FOUND

FUNKTION

PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photos:  © das Graufeld

© Luiza Mogosanu 2018

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24 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` show – that was the kick i needed… Thank you. Cornell revisited. Greets from Berlin!

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