Commissioned by curators Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger for XXII Mäntän Kuvataideviikot 2015
The installation is comprised of an outbuilding with images woven into the building from the old glass plate negatives printed on oiled paper. It reflects on forgetting history and how world history events displace entire communities and their micro cultures, which then integrate with the majority culture and cease to exist. The work connects the passage of time with the domestic environment and poses a number of questions about our memories. How do we know what we know? Whose memories have we retained? Are our memories based on our experiences or stories we have been told? Do we have an accurate narrative of our past, or is our memory composed more of thousands of moments that may be random, layered, non-linear, borrowed, or created?
They become a visual document of the reticular formation of relationships, connections and context through which we define ourselves.