AboutFreud suggested that nothing is ever unintentionally lost, that the act of losing things is often a deliberate one; pushing away or getting rid of things which make us feel uneasy or uncomfortable. The difficult thing for us is that what is ârepressed' has a habit of returning, forcing its way into our everyday lives through slips of the tongue, our jokes and dreamsâ¦..
In their book âThe Art of Forgetting' anthropologist Suzanne Kuechler and design historian Adrian Forty suggest that it is art that allows us to forget. By making artefacts, and that includes everything from shopping lists to war memorials, we are relieved from having to hold everything in our head - a sort of necessary de-cluttering of our minds. This project also reflects King's Lynn's rich history populated with narratives of the âlost and found'; discarded pilgrims' badges, demolished heritage buildings & King John's treasures.
Lost & Found Bureau & Repository:
You are invited to become part of the Aspire Project by contributing your found or lost objects, memories or stories. Bring your item or anecdote to the Red Barn to share, where it will be recorded. Whilst it is being catalogued and photographed, you will be welcome to join us for refreshments before you display your item in the adjacent Lost & Found repository.
Lost & Found Exhibition:
MARGIE BRITZ, PENNY BRICE, BRYONY GRAHAM,
CHRIS JACKSON, DAVID KEFFORD, NICOLA NAISMITH
& LINDA THEOPHILUS
âLost & Found' is an exhibition about memory & forgetting curated by Nick Sampson and Liz Falconbridge. The exhibitors are invited Eastern Region artists associated with the Aspire project network. The artists will be showing work inspired by the notion of âLost & Found' - poignant, heart-searching, hopeful or hapless.