Daniela Sneppova
"Random memory"
Installation, photographs, red and white paint, glass
White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, 1996.

We often remember via narrative, but every day the story changes. The process is one of selection and rejection; pieces get left out while others shift, blending together or even being invented. Memory is a continuous process of appearance and disappearance. Time slips so what was once the beginning can now become the end and vice versa.
But what else happens when the memories are bilingual? Are there then two different memories? The claim that "The body remembers what the mind forgets" is currently highlighted by the possibilities of stories embedded at a cellular or molecular level: DNA as a site of inscription. "Random Memory" is an exploration of narrative structures, memory, and their interaction.