This installation is a group of five clay/assemblage pieces placed on a table in a manner reminiscent of a museum display. The work is based on Six Memos for the Millennium, a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. An intended sixth lecture was never finished. The lectures are meditations on the art of writing, but I found inspiration in them for visual art as well. The museum-style display speaks to my interest in creating an archive of cast replicas of objects in order to preserve my memory of the originals. Each clay/assemblage piece has a unique relationship to Calvino's writing and to my archive.
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