The Act of Remembering
Whitehorse Nuit Blanche / (Co)space (2016)
Created by Brian Postalian + Tatiana Carnevale
Performed by Brian Postalian
A four-hour interactive installation that invites audience members to help piece together the people and history that have shaped who they are. Inspired by my late grandparents – immigrants who fled from the Armenian genocide – this is an act of piecing together the people and history that I was bereft of. Through the act of collective remembering, can we (re)create the ancestors we never knew? I invite the audience to share a memory and see if there’s something that ties our ancestors together, and however briefly, gives them life again.
Photos by Brian Postalian & Tatiana Carnevale
Website by Sebastien Galina, Photos from This is What I Know (Jan DiMartino), Everything You've Always Wanted (Neil Silcox), and The Smile Off Your Face (Marlowe Porter)