Exhibition

To map. To document. To revisit

4 Jul 2019 – 6 Jul 2019

Die Schöne

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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More than an autobiographical aspect, the essential point in this project is to create a memory connection with the spaces represented, which correspond to the ones I lived in, and make a retrospective analysis of my interaction with them.

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Home is a private space. If exist a shared house system, the bedroom is even more private than the rest of the house.

In those private spaces cohabit two parallel universes of memories: the one made of private/personal memories - successes, failures, intimacy, introspection - and at the
same time the one made of collective memories shared with people whom lived in the same space with me and shared common areas. There is where those parallel universes might intersect.

More than an autobiographical aspect, the essential point in this project is to create a memory connection with the spaces represented and make a retrospective analysis of my interaction with them. The memory and its relationship can be translated into a number, a hand writing, a document, a floor plan, an object, an episode or simply the transcription of a sentence that was heard.

To map. To document. To revisit is a transdisciplinary “work in progress”. During it conception, it is important to understand which media will fulfil better or complement the different phases of the project. Also, which media will make the viewer get involve and also become part of the experience with the possibility, in some works, of interact with it. The purpose is to lead the viewer to immerse and interpret the narrative that is being constructed through the three phases: to map, to document and to revisit. For that purpose, the way the works are display is a crucial aspect to guide the reflexive exercise.

There is always a map that in an indirect way, geographically identifies and begins the documentary route of each house. On the other hand, the documentary process is not limited to the collection of facts, but fragments which involuntarily occur in my memory and indicate something relative to these spaces and characterise them. They are the ones that involuntarily occur in my memory because of their emotional and/or affective side.

As Proust mentioned, the memory has a creative power in bridging the gap between past and present. In this project, the photography assumes a strong “mémoire” and documentary character preserving the past and showing the present. Some of the photos were taken at the exactly time that I was living in those spaces.

The photos from the public spaces mostly correspond to the caption of the surrounding areas from the previous
houses which were recently revisited and documented. Finally, revisiting these places and buildings after a certain period of time allows us to analyse and understand their evolution and closing the narrative cycle.

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Exhibiting artists

Ana Loureiro

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