MEMORIAL TO A FICTIONAL LIFE
29 Jan-20 Feb 2021
What makes one object more valuable than another? Often the answer lies in the connections to memories that the object generates. Yet we discard objects, forget about them. Such objects include makeshift bookmarks forgotten between the covers of second-hand op shop books. Once of value, perhaps even housing memories of significant life events, these objects span each stage of life from conception to death, yet they have been severed from their original connections. When placed together they tell the story of a fictional life, one not limited by time or gender. Lines drawn by the artist on the walls throughout the exhibition unite the objects, recording each day in the fictional life. Memorial to a Fictional Life invites us to construct in our own minds a narrative of the history of the individual embedded within the objects displayed leading us to question the meaning and value of the objects shown.