Memory Window
Stansfield / Hooykaas, 1977

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'We made this project, "Memory Window", in August 1977 in the Jordaan (a district in the centre of Amsterdam), in the vicinity of the exhibition space of De Appel, where this installation was first on show. One of the ideas on which this project was based was the window as a meeting point between inside and outside. Each pane of the "video window" consisted of a TV screen. There were three different videotapes, which were played simultaneously, and the fourth pane showed a directly recorded image of the visitor inside the gallery – a game of inside and outside. For our videotapes, we usually use images from everyday life, people at work – passers-by. We introduce this basic material into a new form, which is strongly influenced by where and how we will evetually present the work. The second environment is a game of the memory: a few sounds and images from the first one can also be found here – are they similar or identical?'

Madelon Hooykaas

[This installation is featured on the DVD series "Installations 1975-2006" (2007).]
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  • Date: 1977
  • Type: Installation
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual
  • Keywords: installation - multi-channel video installation, perception, memory, everyday life, public/private, space