Event DetailsFebruary 1, 2018 – March 3, 2018
Hankin Municipal Gallery109 Hankin St
*There will be an open talk with Rami Ater at the gallery on February 17th at 11AM.
This solo exhibition by Rami Ater is a visual expression of the process of forming personal and public memory.
The premise is that in a situation of loss, any person would construct and adopt their own unique version of memory, created by their own perspective. Thus, one object of memory may become a different story for different people.
Following several losses I have experienced, including the death of a young man who was close to my family and our community, I found myself witnessing and observing the process in which different memory narratives are formed.
This led me to create in industrial iron a physical equivalent to that process I had witnessed.
While observing the human processes, I created 14 iron objects, which appear figurative from certain angles and devoid of form and logic from others. All these pieces are based on one formative object – the source, which was destroyed after the work was completed.
Like the memory, these objects are different from one another in form, matter – several types of iron and rods – color and texture, going from the raw material to polished iron, from processed iron to crumbling rust.
The presentation features relevant texts; from the body of literature and poetry as well as lines written by people from my own community.