As a grown woman you long for the carefree nature in grandmothers home during chiildhood. This artwork is an installation with inherited pieces from grandmothers and sound recordings from my grandmothers home.
My own grandmother was a gatherer of stories and loved to record the stories of her visitors on her small recorder. I have all her cassette tapes and when you listen to them you can imagine her home - or a grandmothers house with the scent of newly baked cookies and coffee and the story of the visitor.
The installation in Sisimiut is shown in the Colonial Manager´s House, which is part of the Museum in Sisimiut. The space and smell of the old house are the perfect setting for this installation.
The inherited pieces have been put on the floor instead of being hung on the walls or ceiling. This way you will be able to walk among them and feel the vulnerability of the memories. So little has to happen for them to break - just like the memories.
- Arnajaraq Støvlbæk