]]>
Shroud Of Memory
Kariouk Associates. Ottawa Gatinuea Design Office. Houses, Cottages, and Interior Renovations

Shroud Of Memory

Project Information
Project Information
Location:
Camera Work Gallery, San Francisco; Marylhurst Gallery, Portland
Dates:
2004-2005
Task:
Commissioned installation for the group show “Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces”
Design Challenge & Solution
Publications
Credits
Publications
Shroud of Memory in Camera Work, October/November 2004
Camera Work, "Shroud of Memory", October 2004
Design Challenge & Solution

Project Description:

Shroud of Memory is a quilt of seemingly insignificant items such as buttons, spatulas, hangers, hair combs, hand towels, and laundry tickets culled from daily habits and habitats that forge a connection between daily life and rituals of recollection — repositories of our personal memories ignored, invisible, and often destined for the trash heap. These artefacts, once exposed, evidence the routine, mundane facets of everyday life that cherished family photos or mementos cannot capture. In this gallery installation, small objects are cast in small resin blocks and strung together with stainless-steel wire to form a kind of shroud, characterizing the disarray and fleeting nature of contemporary life.

Credits
Architecture:
Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal)
Mabel O. Wilson (Principal)
Doug van den Ham (Jop Captain)