“We want to explore the binary between positive and negative memories. In doing so, we aim to understand both physically, spiritually, and quite literally, why certain memories seem to be engraved in our DNA.”
Collective Unconscious filled House #8A with a questioning process that asked visitors to explore their memories. Each room posed a different set of questions and participants moved throughout the house, writing in a diversity of mediums, about their deepest, earliest, or most vivid memories, forcing writers to consider how unexamined memories inform our daily lives and self identity.
Collective Unconscious is a group of female artists who have come together to engage in revisiting past memories to understand how they affect and form our current reality and beyond. We met in one of Alexandra Chasin’s classes at Eugene Lang College here in NYC and have joined forces to enlighten those willing to delve into our psyches to attempt to recognize why some memories linger while others tend to fade. Through experimentation, curiosity, and self-awareness, we begin our journey into the psyche at the Writing On It All house. We invite both our global and local community to participate in a conversation about the kinks and crannies of the mind as we reopen memories from the past in hopes to construct a narrative between the self and the psyche. Time to wake up and smell the roses you forgot you encountered seven years ago today.