STRATA OF MEMORY
Material: Sugar cane bagasse, beet pulp, recycled paper on a wooden structure.
Size: 35 square meter
Madou sugar industry Art Triennial
Through the shape of an imaginary architecture, made out of handmade paper, my installation reflects upon the hidden stories behind the landscape: narratives of daily gestures and labour. The layers of paper refer to the stratification of time and memories in a humanized landscape that behold visual traces of its past.
The relation with the historical past of Tsung Yeh as a place production is addressed through an intense commitment to the process of making which became performative act, developed over a period of four months.
The use of sugar cane bagasse and beet pulp in the paper mixture is a conceptual bridge to the raw materials employed in the sugar production in Europe and Asia as well as a research towards innovative uses of paper.
This metaphorical landscape, built by time and process, will be steadily transforming its features being exposed to the weather; becoming a visual reminder of the impact that our daily habits have on the environment. The spectator is invited to experience the work from within and inhabit the space, Moving between the ruins of a lost past which looks fragile but present like a memory.