the system we call the archive is meant to record and preserve memories of a particular incident at a particular time. yet memories are not necessarily recorded solely at point zero of an incident. it sometimes takes a considerable amount of time for some people to be able to talk about their memories of the disaster and the reconstruction process, and their experiences may be transformed into something else in the future. such phenomena encourage us to consider how an incident is not necessarily about the particular moment in the past when it occurred, but also how, in certain instances, it expands to the present. in this sense, we can say that memories are perhaps still waiting for a future where their small voices will eventually be heard.
''We see parts of each other and we put them together. But if I want to see you in totality, you need to move away; we need space between us. Across the street I can see all of you at once, but then I also see this huge vista of space surrounding you, coming in and compressing you.''
This thought has never left me. And through it I began to see that rather than thinking about sculpture, one might be able to learn to think sculpturally.