cellular memory

Greer Taylor - cellular memory - Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2011
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≡ Received a Special Mention and noted by founding director David Handley as one of his favorite works in that years exhibition.

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition features about a 100 sculptures installed along the Bondi to Tamarama walk in Sydney. cellular memory was  installed on the stormwater outfall on Tamarama beach.

statement:

In this white threading, cellular memory speaks of its place by the sea where it is installed, while holding the memory of a place far from here… In its first threading at Montalto 2011, it  was threaded with orange (see here), which itself referenced a previous work.

Our contemporary world encourages us to package memory, most usually in some sort of rectangular device: a camera and then a frame – this works speaks of the cellular quality of memories – external or digital boxes or brain cells(neurons) gathering together to make and hold a memory.

I would like to express my special thanks to my Dad, who is not longer with us, for his assistance installing the frame, we had a wonderful time together…

Sculpture by the Sea 2011 exhibition dates were: 27 October  – 13 November 2011

cellular memory
powdercoating on steel, plastic thread, steel cable, 220 x 250 x 250 cm, 2011

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