The collective memory is a construct
of what is remembered by monument. Without the acknowledged presence of something,
reminiscent of the classical notions of ruins, we remain impartial to our
own selective past. Ignoring the multitude of actual fragments dispersed upon
the landscape, we experience both illusions and truths of our own past.
Prometheus is a project that places us within these preserved ruins that do
not always appear within these historical traditions. Prometheus investigates
this monumentality and its architectural foundations as the basis of our contemporary
memory. How it is determined that a specific ruin remains upon the landscape?
The traces of technology remain both as a construct of the landscape and as
a construction upon the landscape. The images in this project frame us within
something that would be passed by unnoticed without voice and without significance.
The absence of a physical manifestation is in opposition to an inherent form
within the landscape that equally implies a memory of something.