It was a perfectly fine day
Remembering is Everything, curated by Bean Gilsdorf and A. Will Brown
Group show with works by: Yayoi Asoma, David Kasprzak, Kate Nartker, Nancy Nowacek, Melody Owen, and Stephen Slappe
Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
January 17 - February 23, 2013
As you stand here, you have entered into the collaborative reconstruction of a moment in time. Our methodology was simple: in order to tap the elusive quality of memory, six artists were commissioned to view an original video prompt in which actors completed a series of tasks. The artists were asked to consider this as any other witnessed event; and after they watched the video, it was destroyed. Working across media in response to the video, the artists were chosen for their interests in memory, representation, narrative, and perception, and for the range of their formal approaches. Remembering is Everything investigates the processes of memory making and idea formation, and is equally about how we remember as it is about what is remembered.