The analogue components of “Out of Site, Out of Mind”, are intended to be executed as a non-site-specific piece, that when installed would respond to and take on physical and environmental characteristics of the location—permanently carrying signs of its exhibition. I think of this as site-responsive material. The panels are stapled to the walls, bent around corners, and cut away to accommodate architectural features, like light switches. The paper panels are framed by the forms and boundaries of the space like wallpaper—being a corporeal environment and depicting a mnemonic memory structure. I am presently working with the materiality of surface and the role it plays as an object and within a site. Visitors would have been invited to be a part of this landscape—to touch the walls and move objects—shaping physical elements of the work, adding to the accumulation of patina, through their incidental or intentional intervention.
“Out of Site, Out of Mind 3.0” is a hybrid work that combines my material practice, studio documentation, and written excerpts from my graduate thesis project through an interactive hypertext platform. I chose to use hypertext as a way of bringing in the reader as a user that could interact with a document whose material integrity is in flux. Perhaps one day it will not be accessible and could potentially bear marks of migration—as with the installation of paper panels depicted in this work—adding layers of physical remembrance, memory, to the object’s form. Memories and experiences are layered into our relationships with objects and within spaces. This version of the work is intended to offer deeper access into the process and production of the material installation.
“Out of Site, Out of Mind” remains an ongoing project and will continue to be developed as new components and layers are completed and updated.