Vittoria di Stefano, Kirsten Perry & Clair Dougherty I eat memoriesOpening: Tuesday 12 August, 6-8pm Dates: 12-30 August 2008
They say that at the moment of death, one’s life flashes before them. This montage of images documents the moments that comprise our own private story. How would this movie play out? Which images would be pulled from the recesses of consciousness to illustrate our own journey? Which images remain significant to us, and which fade into the ether? How accurate would our recollections be? Often through the muddy lens of memory, images are distorted, the order of events muddled, the size and proportion of objects misjudged, with results ranging from amusing to terrifying.
Vittoria Di Stefano, Clair Dougherty and Kirsten Perry are three Melbourne-based artists who explore these ideas through their respective practices of installation, sculpture and animation. They examine the role that memory plays in our lives today and how it affects our current experiences, including the idea of “collective memory”: archetypal memories that many of us share. I Eat Memories is an exhibition of new, site-specific work for Bus that investigates these themes.