‘How Places Feel’ (Genius loci) is an ongoing body of work exploring the potential to disturb the ordered categories of the archive, uncover hidden narratives and reactivate cultural memory. The project takes historical events that often involve turmoil or perceived injustice as starting points or allude to the strangeness of remembering the past through images and objects. Artefacts include – 26/11 Victoria Terminus, an artwork marking the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Capitulations (Levant/British America), Paparazzo (Paris), St. Walter (Berlin) and Summer in Spain (1873). The research question approaches the subject of historical memory and asks: How does the presentation of the past shape the image of the present?
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2016|