An Act of Remembrance - Work in progress
By composer Karoline Skriver and painter Ulla Lundsgart
We see the piece as a darkroom developing different peoples´ memories from childhood, including the artists´ own – thus becoming a collective act of remembrance.
Both the process and the goal is about gathering and expressing a sum of peoples´ memories. Memories of a speciel kind – where a more poetic, intense and sensorial awareness was present in the otherwise everyday life of childhood. We are seeking to express both the individual recollection and the common denominator of these kinds of memories.
“Vär manniska en halvöppen dörr
Som leder til ett rum for alla.”
Af Thomas Tranströmer
“Every person is a door half open
Which leads to a room for everybody”
By Thomas Tranströmer
We collect memories of a certain intensity, memories of moments or conditions that reached beyond the private or biografical experience of the world. Moments of instinct, unity or transformation – where the soul looked out upon the world .
The memories are then used both as inspiration for the creation of the paintings and the music and as concrete quotes in the piece.