Dementia

  • Title: Dementia
    Author: Mallon, Darci
    Year: 1995
    Keyword(s): drawing, installation, engram, American Sign Language, memory eidetics, fovea
    Description: The title of the exhibition, ENGRAMS, refers to traces of neural synapses considered evidence of memory formation. The titles and gestures of each of the three inked fingerprint drawing installations represents an American Sign Language concept for a state of memory: Eidetic (visual memory), Fovea (to memorize), Dementia, (to forget). Mylar, lights, ink, and steel, 16 feet x14 feet.
    Notes: Exhibitions: 1998 Dementia, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan 1996 ENGRAMS, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta 1995 ENGRAMS, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Visual Arts
    Publication Information: Mallon, Darci. Engrams; A Legible Hand: Recent Work by Darci Mallon. Kitty Scott, curator. Edmonton, AB: Edmonton Art Gallery, 1995. Brochure essay by David Garneau, freelance curator, brochure essay by Helen Marzolf, curator.
    Language: English
    Series: Engrams