Memory time, installation with sound, lights and moving objects.
Nakanojo biennale 2019, Japan. June-October 2019.
“They are like the lines of a letter written in sympathetic ink; hold the letter to the fire for a while and the grateful warmth brings out the invisible words.” Writer Henry James was not alone in seeking to understand the seemingly mysterious workings of human memory — something all the more urgently fascinating in our age of information overload, where we’re evolving a new kind of transactive memory (the shared store of knowledge, “groupmind”). I am interested in the memory of the place (if that exists). I studied 2 places, the old school where my grandmother was the principal in southern Finland over 50 years ago and the school of Former DAISAN elementary school, where the installation was located in Nakanojo, Japan.