Aileen Bassis: The Objects of Memory
February 2 – July 27, 2011
“Objects of Memory” began as a public art project entitled “Memory Maps,” conceived and created by Aileen Bassis for the “Figment2010” festival on Governors Island, NYC. In this project, Bassis invited people to draw maps of places from memory. “Objects of Memory” was created using photographs of participants in the act of recollection, as well as the maps they drew, which were then manipulated with printmaking and lithograph techniques. Bassis writes of her work, “The ideas are fragments, interrupted and blurred like our elusive memories; bits and pieces stitched together into a fragile construction underlying our present.”
Several times during the exhibition, Aileen Bassis will sit at a table by her work and engage students passing by to draw maps and be photographed, to become part of a later version of the project. For details, please contact gallery manager Caren King at 973-353-1625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orbit One Gallery is on the second floor, Campus Center.