YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
The series, ‘You must remember this’ is part of a range of investigations Tara Gilbee has made around forensics traces and personal remnants. The notes abstract qualities; elegant cursive writing and layered sense of palimpsest draw together to create beautiful inscriptions in the form of photograms. When the floating paper inhabits such a dark void, the writing has an X-ray or forensic quality to it. The inscriptions of scuff’s, wear and tear, as well as the hand written word work in contrast with the type, thus rendering the timelines of history in the notes little life.
This work describes the nature of remembering and re -collection; the process of collecting and re-presenting these works exerts some ideas around the process of memory and recall. A textual surface that embodies more than the words meaning, an imagined past and a personal interpretation of its current state.