the evolution of recollection

by Hajnalka Tarr

I spent 6 weeks at Bodrum, Turkey this year. The first mausoleum known to man, the tomb of King Mausoleus is in Bodrum. As the mausoleum itself got destroyed hundreds of years ago, one can only see the space where memorial used to exist. I find it fascinating that the space of a memorial has now become the memorial itself and this "nothing" has already been keeping the memory of Mausoleus alive for the past 2300 years (the nothing as body of memory). I used the example of the Mausoleum as a model to build up a project about the evolution of my remembrance of the Mediterranean Sea. I decided to use “the sea" as all the qualities that make up the sea and give it a name are dependent upon external factors (wave-wind, color-sky, shape/size - outside hordes) and at the same time it has no static state either. So it is just as conceptual as the memories, memorials and especially the space of memorial as memorial itself, like the case of the Mausoleum of Bodrum.
Tags acrylic, digital, conceptual, pencil, stone
Technique Other

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