RE used as a prefix has many meanings. It can indicate doing something again, sometimes with the implication of doing it better, or in a different manner, or, it can mean turning around or back. Playing off the dictum, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” these three-word books, made mostly from used fabrics or remnants, are short stories on the themes of memory and memory loss.
Lise Melhorn-Boe has been making funny, feminist artist’s books for almost forty years, using a light-hearted visual aesthetic to address personal and political issues affecting women’s and children’s lives and the environment. Her books are often sculptural – the visual object tells a story of its own.
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.