Adrienne & Moi
Presenting Jerald Mamangun
Memories illuminate much of our rich life as human beings. It gives us potential to learn, tell stories, and immortalize each other by reflecting or remembering loved ones. By using my own childhood story as a beginning phase in my research around memories, I decided to expand it to include the question, “How do we represent the past to ourselves and to others?
My research around memories began in my past project where I focused on how to
represent memories as an visual artist but also as an ordinary individual. This research could go very broad but I was able to delineate it by using my own memories and how I grew, adapted and developed as a person. I focused directly to my own culture and started a research around the east and south-east of Asia and how the history around illustration and images came to be. Putting a focus on Japanese history, I bumped into the technique called Mokuhanga 木版画. It is a woodcut technique that also has the designation Ukiyo-e 浮世絵 (prints of the flowing world).