A Workshop for Memory Reclamation is a conversation and a work about transformation. A participant is invited to bring an object connected to a narrative to free from its form. The process involves destruction of the object and its ultimate re-formation into paper. The interaction and process between the participant and the guide is the essence of the work. The intent is to invite a narrative to be looked at from new angles, freeing its story from nostalgia.
The intent of the work itself is to have social engagement as an experience of the self/viewer/participant, not as a viewer without agency. I am interested in public art as a private experience, accessible to all but personal in scope.
I performed this piece in New Zealand in February / March of 2018.