Present or potential but not evident or active.
4. Psychology - Present and accessible in the unconscious mind but not consciously expressed.
Does a physical place hold memory?
What is latent memory as a theory?
Is latent memory, original memory?
Is latent memory a direct navigation to sense of place?
After wandering through exhibitions of Raymond Arnold and Locust Jones in Bett Gallery, Hobart I glanced into their meeting room and gasped. One of the staff looked up and nodded me through, he read my mind, I needed to see it. It was a two metre tall piece by Julie Gough. At once minimal and mesmerising. It had no description, no name, just a white base of art paper with holes cut through. I couldn’t stop staring.
It was a map. It was skin. It was the earth’s night sky.
It was tangible and textured and I wanted to reach into it.
It felt ordered, intentional and fluid all at once.
Annihilation: Map of the settled districts of Van Diemen’s Land 1826 – 1828 2011
paper, Tasmanian oak
c.210 x 110 x 2cm
collection of the artist
Exhibited in: THE MISSING, Bett Gallery, Hobart, June – July 2011 (solo exhibition)
Reference Artist: John Nixon
Artist feature: SIRKKU KETOLA
A Body called Paula, screen printing meets performance.
Themes: Time/temporality, pleasure, process, meditative, passion, knowledge, reality, depth, balance, darkness.