SACI's Maidoff Gallery
Via Sant'Egidio 14
Firenze, FI, Italia
Gallery Hours: W-Th 9:30 - 4:30pm
Welcome to the Ministry of Mnemosyne’s Memory Registration Commission, a mobile participatory art project. Our goal is to collect and preserve memories prior to their loss or degradation in the neural database of the memory originator, and to free up additional storage space for future memories. You are invited to participate in the Initial Roll-Out phase of the Archive of Memories, where we collect memories from those who volunteer to participate in the mnemonic object memory transfer program.
The Initial Roll-Out phase will focus on establishing the Coronavirus Pandemic Collection, where participants are asked to contribute a memory of their experience during the 2019-2021 Global Coronavirus Pandemic, these memories can relate to any part of the pandemic, from experiencing the SARS-COV2 virus, or remembering the effects of the government’s response to reducing the infection rates. To contribute a memory, please bring an image that relates to the memory (can be drawn, painted, clipped, printed or digital), and bring in an object that you can transfer the memory to (must be non-perishable, and able to fit in a box 37x10x27 cm). The image and the memory will be carefully preserved inside a book called the Codice Memoria while the object will be archived in a Mnemonic Object Packet which is carefully stored and secured in the Ministry’s Archive of Memories.
The Director of the Project, Eric J. Frey, has taken his US Military experience, his use of objects to recall memories, and his obsession for collecting objects, to transform this process into a memory object archive that is usable by anyone, human and non-human, to preserve memories for future generations. No memory is too insignificant or too important to archive. He archives memories from the routine to most significant official government or global events. He wants your memory to be preserved and protected. The Initial Roll-out will take place 26 January to 5 February, 2021 in the Palazzo Maidoff Gallery, at Via Sant’Egidio, 14, Firenze from 9:30-16:30 daily, by appointment only. Memories can also be submitted after the exhibition with packets that are available at the exhibition space, or online at www.freykunst.com/ministry-of-mnemosyne/
To schedule an appointment during the exhibition go to www.picktime.com/MemoryArchives select a “Class” at Archive of Memories with Eric J. Frey, and select 1 or more time slots on your preferred date.