Memory Container by Weiche Wu

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Did your parents ever measure your growth on a wall? Weiche Wu transforms this common practice into a visual and aural experience with his new piece, The Memory Container. Its first component, The Weight Recorder—a scale with an attached “life-tracing” pencil—creates, over time, a visual record of the body’s history; its circular patterns resemble a tree’s rings. The second component, The Height Recorder, functions as a traditional yardstick, providing a surface on which to track vertical growth. Eventually, The Height Recorder is meant to be cut into fragments and re-assembled as a xylophone–a final product that musically elides years and physical chapters.

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

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