Anamnesis

Acrylic

‘Anamnesis means remembrance or reminiscence, the collection and re-collection of what has been lost, forgotten, or effaced. It is therefore a matter of the very old, of what has made us who we are. But anamnesis is also a work that transforms its subject, always producing something new. To recollect the old, to produce the new: that is the task of Anamnesis.’

(Harman G, 2009. Prince of Networks and Metaphysics. Re.press Melbourne, Australia)

An artists’ book constructed of acrylic ‘leaves’, featuring hand-drawn images of extinct palaeo-botanical holotype fossils from the Queensland Museum collection.

Category: Open

by AK Milroy