Tuesday Evenings with Valerie Hegarty was a valuable look at a career that seems to have developed out of a very ambitious MFA exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, which resulted in opportunities such as a commission for New York’s High Line in 2009 and a “takeover” of the period rooms at the Brooklyn Museum for Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories in 2013.
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