my blue heaven
Sat june 10 - sun june 18
Opening sat june 10 3 - 5 pm
"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible".
[Francis bacon 1561 - 1626]
What maketh the man?
Listening, touching, smelling, tasting, seeing, singing, dancing, talking, thinking - having memory.
To have memory is both safe and dangerous. It connects us, weaving together the private and the public, giving us a sense of belonging, providing warmth, security, comfort and protection. 'Memory.....comes as a saviour. Like a Messiah, it is to save us from the otherwise inevitable destruction brought by death and time.' 
Yet memory is also cold and sharp; threatening. It upsets the balance, reminding us of what is absent, filling that empty space with pain, melancholy, regret and longing. Recalling, imagining, repeating, forgetting, is the evidence of existence; that dualistic state. This is the construction of our narrative, our identity, our truth and lies.
Memory is essential to the work of mark McDean. It is the trigger for the making of the work, and in turn the work is a site that prompts and evokes memory for the viewer and participant. It is the place where the physical and material world bumps, twists, threads and weaves with the psychological and cultural.
Julie Adams - Monash University 2005
 Warnock, Mary Memory Faber and Faber, London 1987 p.99
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