My position is that images are not produced by an ego, but employed by one. It already exists in culture and has been produced by culture. . . . Words are produced by culture, but we use them in the act of expression and communication. But we don’t think that as we employ a word, we invent it. —Charles Gaines in an interview with A. Will Brown for Studio International, 9.8.2015
“In the structure of seeing and not seeing lies the kernel of the idea of memory, of what we remember and what we forget, demonstrating how remembering and forgetting are not oppositional act but two sides of the same coin.” Janet Harbord, Chris Marker: La Jetée
“I will have spent my life trying to understand the function of remembering, which is not the opposite of forgetting, but rather its lining. We do not remember, we rewrite memory much as history is rewritten. How can one remember thirst?” Chris Marker, Sans Soleil
Andria Hickey, curator at Public Art Fund in New York, opened her lecture by giving a little history of the organization, such as Public Art Fund’s early contribution of the historically profound “Messages to the Public” light board in Times Square, and explaining a bit about how the privately supported nonprofit develops and presents temporary exhibitions in specific locations.