False Memory Archive: Carroll/Fletcher, London

June 6, 2014

The final exhibition of the False Memory Archive UK tour will be the inaugural exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher's new project space in central London.


"..our memory has no guarantees at all, and yet we bow more often than is objectively justified to the compulsion to believe what it says."Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899)


"In real life, as well as in experiments, people can come to believe things that never really happened"Professor Elizabeth Loftus, Eyewitness Testimony (1979)


Based upon fascinating scientific research that demonstrates how susceptible we are to false memories, A.R. Hopwood's False Memory Archive at The Freud Museum London and Carroll / Fletcher London features new collaborative artworks and a unique collection of vivid personal accounts of things that never really happened. Including a series of large-scale photographs of damage caused to the walls of the Freud Museum by previous art exhibitions and featuring an exchange with a fictional security guard, the project evocatively reflects on the way we creatively reconstruct our sense of the past, while providing insight into the often humorous, obscure and uncomfortable things people have misremembered. More here




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