"The only way back in life is paved by memories", wrote Almut Brunswick. Together with Lilia Artis, Haveit Neox and Moeuhane Sandalwood she went on this backtrack to revive memories of a distant or recent past. The challenge the four artists set themselves was to dig deep into their individual experiences and come up with their very own section of The House of Memories.
Although the installation was much more a stretched landscape than a building, the "house" was the common theme taken up and transformed by each artist in his or her section of Artwood Grounds. Be it colorful, in retro-style, somber or in screeching blackboard-chalk, the four artists created intriguing installations along the tracks of the memory train.
In Tracks of Life, Almut Brunswick took us on a journey through our past - with "crossings and detours, easy cruising and burdensome passages". Lilia Artis depicted the constant flow of memories that build up through a lifetime in The Past is not Past is not Past.... Haveit Neox has made the mud domes of his childhood playground accessible for spectators in the backyard. And Moeuhane Sandalwood let us relive the chills of The Shadow of a Nightmare past.
The exhibits were immersive and some are interactive.
The setting was provided by Lilia Artis (groundtextures, terraforming) and Moeuhane Sandalwood (terraforming). Almut Brunswick connected the four individual installations with a memory-train - which she built (including all stations) and scripted.