Permanent Non-Places

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Permanent Non-Places

California College of the Arts, USA

Permanent Non-Places is a body of work that deals with a collection of places that we previously used to inhabit but now we can only visit in our fragmented memories of those spaces.

In Permanent Non-Places, my work focuses on the notion of the spaces that we inhabit throughout our lifetime, dealing specifically with memories associated with those domestic and public places and the deteriorating effects of time on recollection.

This body of work is an accumulation of sculpture, architectural floor-plans drawn from my memories of the places, and personal recollections inscribed into theworks themselves. I have used the materials that are faithful to the concept behind the memories. For example, for Cucas I dealt with the crumbling nature of adobe, which echoes the idea of the crumbling and fragmenting nature of time on my memory of this place. For Tularosa, I used ice, which mirrors the transparency and temporality of these places that we inhabit for only fractures of time in our lives.

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Name: Tularosa, c: 1984

Medium: ice blocks

Dimensions: 168x12x84 ins

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