Producing Memory: Maps, Materials, Belongings @ Tate Exchange, London
From 1-6 May 2018, a fascinating project is taking place at Tate Modern, London, with artists and researchers from Queen Mary University of London, thinking about the role of objects in the production, conservation and recollection of individual and community memories. Producing Memory: Maps, Materials, Belongings offers installations, discussions, displays, workshops and screenings to explore how memory is produced in relation to material, objects and places. The programme displays migrant and refugee art, and considers the challenges of producing and conserving a home and identity when people move countries, and the impact this has on well-being.
Recordings from the Xingu: sound recordings made for a BBC radio documentary on the Kuikuro people of Brazil’s Xingu region, and a video fly through of the scan data from around the Ipatse village.
Alda Terracciano’s Zelige Door on Golborne Road: an interactive, multi-sensory installation exploring various aspects of Moroccan heritage and culture as are experienced by members of the west London community in their everyday life.
Zelige Door on Golborne Road uses Augmented Reality software by UX designer Mariza Dima and olfactory technologies developed by researchers at Politecnico di Milano to construct a living archive of cultural memories that reflects the challenges of gentrification and communal visions of a utopian space within the city. This digital installation consists of a map of Golborne Road, which has been populated by objects relating to Moroccan heritage and culture, each requiring a different sense to be experienced. It was produced in collaboration with members of the local community who participated in a series of memory sessions with the artist focused on people’s everyday life. Visitors can contribute their memories every day between 2-4pm.
Artist and research Alda Terracciano is inviting the public to participate in her evolving Mapping Memory Routes project by contributing personal memories of London’s cultural heritages. You can join the artist every day between 2pm and 4pm on 5th floor of the Blavatnik Building and participate in a Memory Session to creatively engage with the exhibited content.
There is no need to book a place. Just come, have your memories ready and, if you can, bring an object connected to your cultural heritage (a smell, a taste, a sound or anything else). Memories will be video recorded and included in the next iteration of the project. Click here for more information.
Globe: Here Be Dragons and Fertig: Globe is a copper sphere housing four cameras. Artist Janetka Platun rolled Globe through the streets of East London recording journeys and conversations with the public about home and migration, territory and boundaries. The footage inspired two films: Here Be Dragons (27 mins) and Fertig (6 mins), which will be screened on a loop in the space.
Ink drawings by Sophie Herxheimer: display of ink drawings by artist Sophie Herxheimer which document the experiences of refugees.
Producing Memory: Maps, Materials, Belongings with Queen Mary University of London
@ Tate Exchange
1 – 6 May 2018 I 5th floor, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
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