Thursday, 31 January 2013

Relics of Attachment - Preview Tonight!

Come to the preview of an exciting new project.
Relics of Attachment Part I 
PREVIEW: Thursday 31 January 4.30-6pm
Exhibition:  February 1 - February 16 
Recess Cabinet, Level 5, Matthew Building

Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
- Walter Benjamin

The term nostalgia describes a sentimental longing for the past, often linking to a period or a place that usually has happy associations to the individual. In our common use of language, nostalgia sometimes includes an interest in past eras and their individual personalities and events, especially the “good old days”, such as remembering a sudden image, or a moment from one’s childhood.

Part I is a small exhibition to introduce the idea of 'Relics of Attachment'. The project explores the nostalgic feelings we all have to personal objects and remnants. This exhibition juxtaposes a collection of items with their sentimental connection to the artists.

We tend to relate to objects in their usefulness, as necessities or even as passing indulgences. Personal relics, on the other hand, are objects divested of their original utility. They are embedded with an intimate narrative and significance, attached to personal microcosms.

For information on how to get your work involved in Part II, come to our meeting at 1pm on Friday 1st February, Green Seats Matthew Building.

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