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Memory Palace

Memory Palace: 2013
Found objects, photography, handmade paper

Installed at FUGA Gallery – Budapest Center of Architecture
Petőfi Sándor utca 5., Budapest, Hungary 1052

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This exhibition, Memory Palace, refers to a memory scheme for storing information in remembered places, used as far back as ancient Greece. Since episodic memory connects memories to locations, one can master information by mentally associating it with specific physical locations in an architectural space.

Displayed here in Memory Palace are multiple series of objects, photographs, mappings, and player piano scrolls that relate to the memory palace I have created from a composite of the 25 years I’ve lived at Dobbin Mill in Brooklyn, NY.

The Infraordinary: Detritus series presents embedded materials from my ambulatory mapping that describe the world around me.  Likewise, the Infraordinary installation on the opposite wall presents an artist book, a video and player piano scrolls that address Istvan Orkeny’s Egy Perces story, Grotesque…, where he ironically mingles the personal and collective memory of Budapest of his time.

I can better make sense out of absence, as I try to remember.

Watch the companion film below: