Muscle Memory at Peres Projects

Lorenzo Pereira, Widewalls, June 20, 2015

Memory is a social construct – its content depends on individual or collective self-consciousness, as well as on social interactions with other individuals and groups. When someone makes a life-changing move (i.e. moving to another country), his or her remembrance is prone to so- called “memory rapture”. This rapture in memory enables more critical and objective examination of individual’s own memory on past events, as well as examination of groups’ collective remembrance, which is often a subject of art practices (you can check out the work by Andrea Geyer, for example). Peres Projects from Berlin organizes a two-person exhibition entitled Muscle Memory, with new works by Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca and Polish-Canadian artist Przemek Pyszczek. Both artists create work that draws from their experiences of social and cultural displacement as first generation North Americans.