ArtGenève 2022 Géographie de la mémoire : The emergency
One could wonder what urgency there is to remember, to summon memory, but sometimes the past is combined with the present, history is falsified and the world fractures.
I set the scene to then let my thoughts wander in my next letters.
Geography of memory is the name of a piece of furniture, made of antic boxes and drawer, assembled in a heterogeneous construction to contain artworks-traces. Created in New York in 2016 for Call In, it represented the past in the beautiful raw space of the Chimney NYC.
A cocoon, a wooden family tree in the making, had been wrapped on the spot, in glass with Andrew Erdos and hung 6 meters from the ground in the center of the gallery, it was the place of gestation. The future was a projection of the video Renommée 2 on the ceiling just above the exit door.
10 years is not very long, except for the child, must we already summon the memory? The one that is a milestone in the concentric circles of moults and mutations : nostalgia, projections and everything that will cross our minds, yours and mine. My proposal is called Geography of Memory.
La Nuit de la photographie de la Chaux-de-Fonds,will present my work Inspirer et expirer en même temps, video, Saturday February 16th.
I drew out the silence.
Openning June 21st from 18:30 to 20:30
Jardin Botanique Alpin , chemin du jardin Alpin7, 1217 Meyrin Switzerland.