Department of Fine Arts

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
Si Mat, Curating Time
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Fine Arts

I gather and preserve my memories in a time capsule.

This time capsule my inner core – my own subjective idea of time; which unlike the spatial time measured by a clock, it consists of personal experiences and the yearning for future memories. And within it, there is no difference between past and future, construction and destruction, because it always takes place in the present which creates a sense of continuity.

I curate my past into objects made of layers of memory.
The objects in the work function as carriers of memories, as stimulants which trigger them.
They imitate snow globes that can be bought at souvenir shops, simulate commemorative stickers that are familiar to us from Memorial Day, or reflect well-known war signals, including one I have created myself - a war signal of my own.

Like a historian, I create an active moment of remembering, in which memory takes on a new dimension of the present, another chance within time, which contains layers of the past that never "pass", but simply pile up and remain within the present I live.
Just like my signal-my war-my present.

Si Mat
Graduated 2019
Curating Time