LINES OF MEMORIES FRAGMENT 1 – LANDSCAPE
A VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqRTeRtZK0
ALFRED CERAMIC ART MUSEUM
NY, USA 2017
VIDEO AND SOUND; ANJA BACHE
MUSIC; BLACK SUN RISING BY PARVUS DECRETE TRINITY
From the video.
The landscape, the topology of Alfred Village is set by the prehistorical glaciers,
its melting water, shaping the valley, the creeks and layers of clay important for what Alfred is today.
The Greek-Roman natural philosopher Titus Lucretius, (c. 100 B.C. – c. 55 B.C.), once wrote in his piece “ON nature of Things”;
And part of the soil is called to wash away
In storms and streams shave close and gnaw the rocks.
Besides, whatever the earth feeds and grows
Is restored to earth. And since she surely is
The womb of all things and their common grave,
Earth must dwindle, you see and take on growth again
The earth is forced into transformations, that each year make its marks into its surface,
and the scenery with its smells, its sounds, hap-tic and visual representation met the first primitive people,
the Seneca American Indians, The new Settlers,
the villager and the visiting students as well as faculty of the universities today as well as me just passing by.
We are all marked by that. The nature, landscape and its transformation.
From the video.
LINES OF MEMORIES
In spring 2017 I was invited for a Theodore Randall international Chair at New York State College of Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University.
I here had to do Art research /an art project – as well teaching a Junior 2 System class, supervise and give critique of grad Students and attend meetings. This page is presenting my art project LINES OF MEMORIES – Re imaging time-Fragment 1 out of 5 fragments all together.
It was a project in its origin based on local history, topology, archaeology and architecture presented at the opening as a guided tour containing 5 fragments:.
Fragment 1; “Landscape a video presented at Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY, USA
Fragment 2; “Lines” Permanent outdoor concrete-earth installation
Fragment 3; “Memory” wood-ceramic Installation at New York State College of Ceramic art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University
Fragment 4; “Time” ceramic Installation at New York State College of Ceramic art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University
Fragment 5; “The End” out-door earth-ceramic Installation.
A fragment is defined as;
a part broken off or detached from
A fragment; an isolated, unfinished, or incomplete part
A fragment; an odd piece, bit, or scrap.
In my work I reflect on the nature of time and the narrative telling of local history mixed with my own personal interpretation hereof.
I am curious about how memories, founding’s and fragments or artifacts can be parts of a constructed narration of a history, a nations history, a village history and my own personal history.
I am an artist my intention is not to be an historian nor an archaeologist.
The fragments were presented as 5 installations at Alfred ceramic Art Museum. NY, USA, New York State College of Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University and outside in public place in front of Alfred ceramic Art Museum.