"Memory Palace," a video by artist Julieta Gil is screening on the Art Wall in the Knight Campus lobby from Jan. 30 through Feb. 6, as part of the CFAR Project Incubator series, a partnership between the College of Design / Center for Art Research (CFAR) and the Knight Campus.
Gil is the featured fellow in the CFAR Project Incubator series for January-February. A visiting assistant professor who creates work from an in-depth analysis of how power structures materialize as symbols that occupy public space, she experiments with digital and analog media. Her process originates from routine walks and participation in public protests around her native Mexico City, thoroughly documenting public architecture, monuments and statues.
In her artist statement, Gil describes "Memory Palace" as "a time-based piece consisting of a digital landscape of low-resolution 3D scans and image dithering techniques that are woven together."
"The work explores relationships between spatial and material forms of memory," Gil said. "This work focuses on creating visual archives made up of small file sizes. The lack of digital information is a way to create voids as spaces for new worlds and forms of interpretation."
The CFAR Project Incubator series is made possible by a grant from the Ford Family Foundation.