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The book Memory is a portion of Bernadette Mayer’s conceptual art project documenting a month in the artist’s life in 1971 via photography, sound recordings, and journaling. The exhibition, supported by “a patroness of the arts,” was shown at 98 Green Street [dates unspecified in source interview, more below], the color photographs mounted in one continuous image composite, 4 feet high and 36 feet across, while a recording of Mayer reading her journal entries, a 7 hour loop that conveniently mat ...more
Bernadette Mayer (born May 12, 1945) is an American poet, writer, and visual artist associated with both the Language poets and the New York School. Mayer's record-keeping and use of stream-of-consciousness narrative are two trademarks of her writing, though she is also known for her work with form and mythology. In addition to the influence of her textual-visual art and journal-keeping, Mayer's p ...moreMore about Bernadette Mayer...