MEMORY BOX - timber, fabric liner, found objects , plaster
TUTOR: Ross McLeod
RMIT - INTERIOR DESIGN
The Memory Box is a collection of scavenged items from the now redeveloped Carlton & United Breweries site in Melbourne, gathered as a record of what was there before the clearing of the site for redevelopment. The site is imagined as an archaeological ruin that must now be preserved in the museum of a memory box.
The things collected are probably what most people would think of as rubbish, but by re-presenting them in a set of trays within a box it re-contextualizes these objects as having a value. The things collected from the site were set in plaster within the tray, this reminded me of how archaeologists take plaster casts of the things they discover. Long after the old rusty iron and other materials have eroded away there will be left an imprint of what had been before, the last remaining memory of what had once been.
MEMORY BOX - MECHANISM OF UNKNOWN FUNCTION
MEMORY BOX - LIKE PRECIOUS STONES ARE FRAGMENTS OF GLASS TRANSFORMED THROUGH FIRE
MEMORY BOX - UNKNOWN IMPLEMENTS FROM AN IRON AGE