14″ x 72.5″
Archival 35mm transparencies, Pana-Vue viewers and vinyl text
An installation that uses the personal archive to explore the relationship between photography, memory and place.
We recognize the storage locker’s participation in the memory industry and install obsolete viewfinders and archival kodachrome slides in the exterior walls of the locker, with full spectrum light tubes on the interior for illumination. The images are selected from the personal archives of Ivan Henry Andrews and they document his travels with his wife Kay from 1950 – 1970. The artwork explores the circulation of personal memories in a public arena and its mediation through technologies of memory. The artwork highlights the role of photographic capture, storage and retrieval technologies in what is remembered, personally and collectively.
Curator: Paul Wong