SOME VERSION | Retreat
The closet in my room was a place I would hide if I was upset and wanted to disappear. The closet itself was not large, but deep. Beyond the densely packed row of clothing was a bench built into the wall; I would sit there, shielded behind the clothing. Hiding spaces both reflected in the mind and the physical are spaces of protection. This artifact is a wall that creates sacred havens for private reflection, either behind the accordion of fabric or within it. The wall is a adaptive space that allows visibility within control.
Some Version is an act and process of remembering. Exploring the concepts in the Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard allowed me to contextualize how I experience and recall meaningful spaces. This inspired me to make a collection of artifacts to celebrate the topophilia resonated by my childhood home, as what Bachelard describes as “the corner of the world…our first universe”. Each object evokes the narratives associated with the memory of different spaces in the house and intends to manifest the immensity one feels upon reminiscing, reflecting, and re-enacting. This is a very personal exploration of a place of significant meaning that now exists only in memory.
Personal Project, August 2015