‘A Memory Held in You’ Opens Virtually
May 7th, 2020
Omaha, NEâ€”Amplify Artsâ€™ Generator Space Grant recipients, artists Â Alex Jacobsen and Allegra Hangen, will virtually present A Memory Held in You, a collaborative experiment in sound, video, and memory. Initially set to be performed live at the space, the work has been reimagined for a Facebook and Instragram livestream. The artists met at the Bemis Center as interns, and Jacobsen and Hangen have unique interests in audio and visual presentation respectively. Â
Jacobsen has a predisposition for noise.
Hangenâ€™s work in this show often responds to Jacobsenâ€™s soundscape, but both share an interest in playing with the familiar, whether itâ€™s everyday noises or images.
A Memory Held in You no Doubt explores the creation of memoriesâ€”personal memories, collective memories, and those related to a certain place, in this case, the gallery.
One concept the artists explore is the pathetic trigger, or the idea that an ordinary stimulus can lead to a path of memories.
A Memory Held in You opens Friday, May 8 at 9:00pm via Amplify Artsâ€™ Facebook and Instagram pages. The gallery on Vinton Street will also display the exhibition through their windows throughout the month. The artists recommend headphones or large speakers for the performance.
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