On Memory
Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

On Memory was a map and a model of autobiographical memory. For eight weeks, I lived and worked at the Mattress Factory on the North Side of Pittsburgh, filling the second floor gallery with delicate webs based on my observation of my own mental processes of remembering. The network was built around fragments of old home movies: my grandfather’s recorded memories, and my dad’s films of my early childhood. The fragments of video served as mnemonic triggers for complex chains of thoughts and sensations. Linking LED-lit nodes with acrylic fibers, I remapped my mental pathways back into the physical space where they occurred.