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Body Memory
Multimedia installation constructed as a bamboo forest with etched bamboo staulks harvested locally. Seven backlit puppets cast shadows representing the seven chakras of the body with super 8 mm film loops of moving objects projecting into bottles of fluid.

Text: The memory said to the hand: "We carry our personal history in our tissue, each cell is like a memory bank that holds the past." And the hand said to the memory: "The best way to free yourself from the past is to locate it in the body."

Designed and constructed by Tori Ralston, Donovan Zimmerman, and Kirsten Krueger
Exhibited at the Allenton Gallery, Durham, NC













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