Object of Forgotten Memory

invited and curated by Frederik Vium and Cristina Rüesch
march 2022 at Frappant Galerie,
group show 2nd Chapter and bark beetles mapped hidden worlds

Object of forgotten memory/ Holding, Forcing, Laying are two knots, one being the peeled skin of the other. The core of this work is of intimate matter, a reflection on embodied traumas. What seemed interesting to me was to compare these embodied traumas to knots, a textile exists out of coherent knots, traumas and emotions as well. This two knots are coherent as well. This knot (on the left) therefore is speaking a text written by me.

2nd Chapter: and bark beetles mapped hidden worlds

Follow the lines under the crust. A landscape, a letter, a warm invitation

To a sphere where shape-shifters, ambivalent creatures and magical disorders meet and nest. They create new worlds, that at first glimpse might seem uncanny – Where every little thing is active and vibrant – Where borders are substituted by networks.

This exhibition is the second chapter of an exchange between eight artists which started with the package show “1st Chapter: Trying to Be a Spider” that was sent into the world in April 2021.

Instead of the spider, this time the bark beetle is our host and storyteller.

Do you want to take a walk on this dusty path with us?Text by Cristina Rüesch & Frederik Vium