FORGLEMMIGEJ THE_EXHIBITION

2022

FORGLEMMIGEJ ; FORGETMENOT THE EXHIBITION IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. THIS PROJECT INVESTIGATES THE DECAY OF MEMORIES AND THE EMOTIONAL AWARENESS OF HOW OUR MEMORIES REPRESENT OUR IDENTITY AND KEEP OUR PAST PRESENT.

TIME IS A NON SOLID STRUCTURE, AND WE HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE FOR OUR EXPERIENCES, ONLY OUR MEMORIES KEEPS OUR PAST ALIVE. IF WE LOOSE OUR MEMORIES, WHO ARE WE?

PROJECT AIMS TO INVESTIGATE THIS SUBJECT IN STAGES WHERE EXHIBITED ITEMS REPRESENT THE STAGE OF A DECAYING MEMORIE.

EXHIBITIONS

ANNEBERG KULTURPARK. KUNSTNERFLØJEN. DENMARK. 01.06.2022 - 03.09.2022

FORGLEMMIGEJ ; FORGETMENOT EXHIBITION DENMARK, INVITED THE AUDIENCE TO INTERACTING WITH THE EXHIBITED PIECES BY INVITING PEOPLE TO WRITE THEIR MOST PRECIOUS OR IMPORTANT MEMORIES ON PARTS OF THE EXHIBITED PIECE. AIM OF THIS WAS TO CREATE AN INTERACTION TO RESONATE WITH THE AUDIENCE AND CREATE AN IMPORTANT AWARENESS OF THE SUBJECT.

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'DON'T FORGET ME'

I AM AFRAID OF GROWING OLD, I AM IN MY 30TIES, AND THINKING BACK ON MY LIFE FEELS LIKE A SECOND. THE PRESENT TIME FEELS SLOW, UNTIL IT’S GONE, WAITING TEN MINUTES FOR THE BUS FEELS LIKE FOREVER, BUT LAYING IN THE BED AT NIGHT THINKING A WHOLE OTHER DAY HAS PASSED, FELT QUICKER THAN THE TEN MINUTES I WAS WAITING FOR THE BUS. IT SCARES ME THAT REST OF MY LIFE IS GOING TO FEEL THE SAME. ONE DAY IN THE END OF THIS JOURNEY IM GOING TO THINK BACK UPON MY LIFE, FEELING IT PASSED IN TEN MINUTES. BUT WHAT I AM REALLY SCARED OF IS TO FEEL EXACTLY AS I FEEL IN MY HEART, SOUL AND MIND NOW, KNOWING MY WHOLE IS LIFE BEHIND ME AND NOT REMEMBERING ANYTHING FROM IT.

I BELIEVE OUR MEMORIES IS WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE BUILDING OUR LIFE UPON. TIME PASSES, EVERY MINUTE EVERY SECOND THAT PASSES IS GONE, YOU’LL NEVER GET THEM BACK, THEY ARE DELETED FROM THIS WORLD, BUT NOT FROM OUR MEMORIES. YOU ARE MOST OF THE TIME THE ONLY WITNESS TO YOUR LIFE. OUR LIFE ARE US, WE ARE THE LIFE WE ARE LIVING AND IT DEFINES AND SHAPES US INTO WHO WE ARE THOUGH OUR LIFE.

GROWING OLD YOU HAVE YOUR MEMORIES, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ACHIEVED IN YOUR LIFE, AND I IMAGINE THAT THIS KNOWLEDGE BRINGS A SENSE OF PURPOSE TO THE LIFE LIVED. BUT WHAT IF YOU LOST YOUR MEMORIES. EVERY SECOND, EVERY MINUTE DELETED NOT JUST FROM THIS WORLD, BUT FROM YOUR MEMORIES TO.

ABOUT 50 MINION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD LIVE WITH DEMENTIA AND THERE ARE ABOUT 10 MILLION NEW DIAGNOSES A YEAR.

I USE TO VISIT LILLY A COUPLE OF TIME A MONTHS, SHE’D MAKE ME A COFFEE AND WE’D CHAT AND PLAY ONE OF HER FAVOURITE CARD GAMES. WE’D MAKE UP OUR OWN RULES AS LILLY FORGETS HOW TO PLAY AS THE GAME GOES ON.
LILLY WOULD ASK ME, “DO YOUR PARENTS LIVE DENMARK” AND I WOULD ANSWER “ YES, MY WHOLE FAMILY STILL LIVES THERE” AND LILLY WOULD RESPOND “AWWWW YOU MUST MISS THEM SO MUCH” AND I WOULD SAY “YES I DO, BUT WE CHAT ON THE PHONE A FEW TIMES A WEEK, WHICH HELPS”.
LILLY AND I CHAT ABOUT OUR COMMON DANISH HERITAGE, ABOUT OUR FAMILIES AND FOOD AND THEN LILLY WOULD ASK ME “DO YOUR PARENTS LIVE DENMARK” AND I WOULD ANSWER “ YES, MY WHOLE FAMILY STILL LIVES THERE” AND LILLY WOULD RESPOND “AWWWW YOU MUST MISS THEM SO MUCH” AND I WOULD SAY “ YES I DO, BUT WE CHAT ON THE PHONE A FEW TIME A WEEK, WHICH HELPS”.
I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT LILLY, MANY OF HER MEMORIES IS HARD FOR HER TO RECALL EVEN THOUGH SHE’D ALWAYS TRY AND THEN LILLY WOULD ASKE ME “DO YOUR PARENTS LIVE DENMARK” AND I WOULD ANSWER “ YES, MY WHOLE FAMILY STILL LIVES THERE” AND LILLY WOULD RESPOND “AWWWW YOU MUST MISS THEM SO MUCH” AND I WOULD SAY “ YES I DO, BUT WE CHAT ON THE PHONE A FEW TIME A WEEK, WHICH HELPS”.
LILLY HAS HER WALL DECORATED WITH MANY PICTURES OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I NOW AND AGAIN I POINT AND ASK WHO’S ON THE PICTURES AND SHE WOULD TELL ME, SOMETIMES WITH A LITTLE MOMENT TO RECALL, AND THEN SHE WOULD ASK ME “DO YOUR PARENTS LIVE DENMARK” AND I WOULD ANSWER “ YES, MY WHOLE FAMILY STILL LIVES THERE” AND LILLY WOULD RESPOND “AWWWW YOU MUST MISS THEM SO MUCH” AND I WOULD SAY “ YES I DO, BUT WE CHAT ON THE PHONE A FEW TIME A WEEK, WHICH HELPS”. LAST TIME I VISITED LILLY SHE SAID “ DON’T FORGET TO COME VISIT ME AGAIN”, BUT EVERY TIME I LEAVE HER ROOM, I AM THINKING TO MYSELF “DON’T FORGET ME”.

THE TITEL FORGLEMMIGEJ ; FORGETMENOT IS INSPIRED FROM THE TINY BLUE FLOWER WITH THAT NAME. IT REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD WHERE THE SPRING GARDEN WAS COVERED IN THESE TINY BLUE FLOWERS AND I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU COULD EVER FORGET THIS TINY FLOWER WHEN THEY COLOURED THE GROUND BLUE.