memoria/memoir: Carol Flax
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2007 69 PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 5, 2007 2PM

Volitant Gallery
320 Congress Ave., Ste 100
Austin, TX 78701
May 4 - August 4,   2007

In a special 13-week engagement, Volitant Gallery invites artist Carol Flax and her memoria/memoir project to fill a space in our gallery with a multi-sensory experience. In conjunction with the University of Texas Blanton Museum of Art, memoria/memoir is a project about the elusive nature of memory, and creating a metaphor for how we gain, we lose and we share memories through our transitory senses and emotions. memoria/memoir is dependent on the input of stories from the gallery's audience. Like memory, this project exists in a multi-dimensional space, using an interactive installation to connect machines with human intelligence and memory with distinct visual and aural symbols. Running simultaneously with Tunnel Vision: Parading Down the Aisle, and later with Mexican artist, Armando Miguelez's, Perspectivas, Flax will provide the audience of both exhibits the opportunity to interact and collaborate through her trans-media experience that will be continually installed.

This project was created with assistance and support from:
The Banff New Media Institute
Kip Haaheim
Christopher Overstreet
Holland Hopson
David Golightly
Danny Campbell
Ed Fickbohm
and all the people who have contributed their stories

set-up and installation stills

Back : Banff New Media Institute : Gallery 44, Toronto Canada : About the Project