Towards a Theater of Memory
The Memory Theater of Giulio Camillo, as defined by Frances A. Yates served as a ground for this work. How and what we re-member forms the relationships to desires and fears of past, present, and future.
The four stages of memory formation—Dreaming, Stalking, Intimacy, and Analysis—are mapped by two coordinates, as is and as if.
In mapping, this complex arrangement of the personal and cultural memory, these two points of reference, all that we have known and all we need to know, are presented. It is upon this assembly we construct the theaters of our selves.