Evoco

Midori with model and leaves/flowersThe Evoco project is an ongoing, multi phase project about how we create, hold, interpret and alter memory, as subjective experience and as a neurological process. In this increasingly digitally connected and socially dis/connected world, the group experienced event are held with greater regard, especially as the incident is recounted, recorded, retold, reposted and more. We are coming to accept as greater truth, the reproduction of aggregate fragments, collected over repeated replication. At the same time, neurologically memory is constantly altered, with each recollection, some neural pathways are strengthened while others atrophy. With each remembrance, some details fade and others expand. Every recollection mutates the memory further and further from original moment’s experience.

It is so with moments of beauty, trauma, pleasure and grief.

Evoco in Latin may mean: recall to the colors, draw out, draw on, call forth, lure/entice out, summon, produce, evoke.

Evoco Project begins with an incident that is witnessed by many. A dancer’s form is altered with flowers. Movement limited and altered. Their body is then painted with sumi. Impressions from the incident is recorded on paper. Then the impressions are interpreted later in recollection and marked with gold leaf and paint. That is then interpreted by silk craftsman and framed in a scroll.

The Evoco project is an ongoing, multi phase project about how we create, hold, interpret and alter memory, as subjective experience and as a neurological process.

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Evoco occurrences:

  • June 2014. San Francisco. Asian Art Museum
  • November 2013. Oaxaca, Mexico. As component of Bridge of Mud and Feathers. Dia de los Muertos. Gorilla Galerie
  • September 2013. Oakland, Ca. Dana Davis Photo Studio
  • May 2013. Gothenburg, Sweden. Canevaz Gallery
  • December 2012. London. Private collector’s home.
  • October 2012. San Francisco. Still Motion Studio
  • September 2012. Tokyo, Japan. Sadistic Circus by Vanilla Gallery.
  • May 2011. Stockholm, Norway. In the woods for a community art project.
  • November 2009. Copenhagen. Manifest Party