I'm Misremembering Now
A narrative installation about the process of inheriting postures and gestures. Ancestral approaches to inhabiting bodies, omissions in oral histories, and methods of responding to this inheritance. More specifically, the installation includes a story about drafting a christmas card, as an attempted representation of a successful family, and then travels into a family history of spines, shame, and stretching. The installation includes four seperate pieces, listed below, which are arranged from left to right like pages in a book. Halfway though the viewing, a suprise performance by the Nostalgia Addict 'FamilyFace' arrives, complete with an instructional aerobic session with the intent of tapping into some ancestral shame and refuting it through sweat. Results vary.
The Least Candid of All
Two drafts of a christmas card letter, one done in pencil on folded binder paper and one in ink (and an attempt at cursive) on fancier paper. To the right of these drafts, we see a grid of rejected christmas card photos, all with stars cut out of the center. One of the photos has more smiling in it than all of the others. But which one?
A Family History of Spines
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Meet Family Face! Addicted to Nostalgia, they are mute from misremembering. Who knows what they miss? Everything, probably! They can't even fold a bathtowel without reminiscing about bathtowels that were already folded.
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