Helene Nymann's exhibition Ars Memoria – Memes for Imagination at Kunsthal Aarhus explores the notion of embodied knowledge, memory-systems and experimental forms of receiving and transmitting ideas.
The exhibition includes sculptures and a video work and will be the first public presentation of Nymann’s PhD research within the field of perception, memory and imagination. Ars Memoria – Memes for Imagination brings the encyclopaedic systems of the past and the near future together in a speculative rumination on memory and consciousness. Operating between past and future findings of learning, the works speak about our memory’s fragile state, but also about how to activate its potential in a modern technological world. As our memory is continuously challenged by the flow of impressions, information and new technologies, we tend to simultaneously abandon our own internal mechanisms for recall.
Helene Nymann (b. 1982) is currently an artistic research fellow at the Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University. In 2018, her project ‘MEMORIES OF SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Remembering in the Digital Age’ was awarded the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen grant for artistic research, supervised by Professor Andreas Roepstorff and carried out in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus. With this exhibition, we hereby invite you to follow the process of Helene Nymann’s research project throughout the coming years.
"I filmen bevæger vi os langsomt igennem et hus, hvor de ellers tomme rum spøgelsesagtigt oplyses af det, der ligner en slags digitale projektioner eller hologrammer i form af Super Mario, planeter og en foruroligende stor undulat."
Aarhus Stiftstidende, Christian Salling, 16.06.2019
Helene Nymann has created a memory game in relation to the exhibition. Limited 20 editions. Price 475 DKK.