a study on collaborative memory


Each stone in the cairn represents a passer-by and its experience with the path. It may be therefore seen as an conglomerate of individual memories, but its fragile composition makes the stacks both makeshift and permanent. But what happens when such collaborative memory starts to decay, just as if stones are removed from a cairn, exposing the layers underneath and, ultimately, bare ground? Does it lead to forgetting past experiences, individualisation of memory, or decomposition of continuity? Collaborative memory takes patience and (mnemonic) imagination when dug into. It starts where you are. 

archival ink-jet prints, cut
handmade wooden box
31 x 36 x 6 cm

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