Vica GH

golov609@newschool.edu

Found Thoughts. 2017.

Installation. Found objects, craft supplies. Dimensions variable.

Shram. 2019.

Installation. Metal, foam, paper mache, grout, charcoal, photographs. Dimensions variable.

Shram. 2019.

Installation. Metal, foam, paper mache, grout, charcoal, photographs. Dimensions variable.

Shram. 2019.

Installation. Metal, foam, paper mache, grout, charcoal, photographs. Dimensions variable.

ISHFM / VHC. 2018.

Installation. Blue tarp, clear tarp, water, medical tape, duct tape, staples. Dimensions variable.

ISHFM / VHC. 2018.

Installation. Blue tarp, clear tarp, water, medical tape, duct tape, staples. Dimensions variable.

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Artist Statement

As an artist I explore the phenomenon of forgetting through installations and paintings. As someone who is always forgetting aspects of my own life, and who is genetically inclined to Alzheimer’s, forgetting is both a terrifying, and a very real, possibility. Due to this my work focuses on the idea that each time we recollect a memory, we are replacing the original with our own edited version.

 

A recollection and editing process can lead to what I call memory bookends. This is two distinct memories that mirror each other and shape the way you perceive a topic. In ISHFM / VHC I was working with my memory bookends on drowning. In La Dee Da, my first and last time with my grandmother, who lived with us while she had Alzheimer’s.

 

Memory editing is a process that shows our inward-most feelings about ourselves, and our past. Due to this recollection cycle, we are constantly moving away from what actually happened, but perhaps getting closer to who we are. Or, alternatively, we lose the memory forever.