On Thursday, June 20th, at 6 pm, the innovative artistic space Officine Forte Marghera opened its doors to the public for the exhibition 'I am my body, I am my memory' on the occasion of the inauguration of the Multidisciplinary Festival of Contemporary Art, organized by the collective Action Hybride.
Action Hybride presents:
54 International artists, art and video shows with a program full of extraordinary events.
Free entry every day from 2 pm to midnight
Dates: June 20 to June 23, 2019, coinciding with the Venice Biennale
Gallery: Officine Forte Marghera (Venice)
Address: Via Padiglione 32, via Forte Marghera, 30 - Mestre - Veneto
“I am my body, I am my memory” is a multidisciplinary festival where international artists, activists, and theorists aim to create an artistic platform not only for displaying works of art that include photography, paintings, installations, performances but also a platform for discussing important issues related to the human body, and mostly how memory preserves the buried memories of our suffering as children, as fetus … and sometimes even that of our parents and ancestors.
The body’s memory is what remains when we have forgotten everything.
Memory starts from a scar, from a suffering body, from a sick memory, from a body that is the interstice that connects and separates from everything. Prenatal memory exists and persists.
The fetus has memory; memories exist even after birth.
The fetus listens and learns. The responsibility of a mother to communicate positively with her child, to create and establish a bond, starts from the beginning, inside the belly. Memory, knowing to forget: Alzheimer’s patients are an example. The memory of psychological abuses, asylums, prisoners, soldiers affected after wars experience. The memory of the body, the wounds, the accidents, the traumas, the psychological breakdowns, collapses, the illnesses created by wrong emotions and negative thoughts, our incessant automatic unhealthy habits, the memory related to deformations before and after birth, mutilations, deadly diseases.
A question arises: Is there a memory mode that resists deletion? An indelible and, so to speak, treatable memory?