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Artifact 116: The Days Run Together, Archival pigment print, 14.5" x 15'
Inventory:
'Artifact 1: Diary', Leather journal
'Artifact 1: Diary', Leather journal
Detail of 'Diary'
Detail of 'Diary'
'Artifact 2-113: Gaps', Archival pigment prints, 27" x 195"
'Artifact 2-113: Gaps', Archival pigment prints, 27" x 195"
Detail of 'Gaps'
Detail of 'Gaps'
'Artifact 114: Childhood Relic', Lightbox with wood frame, View-Master and reels, loupe, cotton gloves, 22" x 45.5"
'Artifact 114: Childhood Relic', Lightbox with wood frame, View-Master and reels, loupe, cotton gloves, 22" x 45.5"
Detail of 'Childhood Relic'
Detail of 'Childhood Relic'
'Artifact 115: Special Collection', Wood table and chairs, archival storage box, acrylic sign, scanned diary pages, C-41 negatives and C-41 prints, cotton gloves, manila folders, 29.5" x 47"
'Artifact 115: Special Collection', Wood table and chairs, archival storage box, acrylic sign, scanned diary pages, C-41 negatives and C-41 prints, cotton gloves, manila folders, 29.5" x 47"
Detail of 'Special Collection'
Detail of 'Special Collection'
'Artifact 116: The Days Run Together', Archival pigment print, 14.5" x 15'
'Artifact 116: The Days Run Together', Archival pigment print, 14.5" x 15'
Detail of 'The Days Run Together'
Detail of 'The Days Run Together'
Detail of 'The Days Run Together'
Detail of 'The Days Run Together'
Detail of 'The Days Run Together'
Detail of 'The Days Run Together'
'Artifact 117: Brain', Holga 120N
'Artifact 117: Brain', Holga 120N
'Artifact 118-119: Retrospect', Archival pigment prints, 8" x 10"
'Artifact 118-119: Retrospect', Archival pigment prints, 8" x 10"
'Artifact 120-121: Retrospect', Archival pigment prints, 8" x 10"
'Artifact 120-121: Retrospect', Archival pigment prints, 8" x 10"
Wide-angle view of installation:
Additional details:
Detail: Informative acrylic sign
Detail: Informative acrylic sign
Detail: Archival storage box
Detail: Archival storage box
Detail: Scanned diary pages
Detail: Scanned diary pages
Detail: Interactive installation
Detail: Interactive installation
Detail: Interactive installation
Detail: Interactive installation
Detail: View-Master and reel
Detail: View-Master and reel
Detail: Lightbox
Detail: Lightbox
Detail: Square inkjet prints, taken with Holga camera
Detail: Square inkjet prints, taken with Holga camera
Detail: Guestbook, postcards, artist statement
Detail: Guestbook, postcards, artist statement
Detail: Signing guestbook
Detail: Signing guestbook
Detail: Reading artist statement
Detail: Reading artist statement
Artist statement
Time constantly slips through my fingers. The days fade away like dreams, leaving me unable to contextualize myself in the world. Periphery details annihilate themselves, the boring ones I only miss when they are gone. I cannot bring them back to life, so I try to salvage what I can of the future.
In an effort to preserve these memories, I have curated journal entries and photographs, archiving them into a small museum. This installation explores multiple methods of viewing, scientifically informed by how the act of repetition assists the formation of new neural pathways in the brain.
At the same time, the project acknowledges the futility of immortalizing an ephemeral mind. Often, rereading my diary was like reading the words of a stranger. Many factors, such as acute stress and depression, can negatively alter long-term memory functions. The inaccessibility of something that is rightfully mine is frustrating, but part of a larger history of human frailty. For the most part, these things are out of our control.
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