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.


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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