Memory Banks

In summer 1994, eight artists constructed individual "Memory Banks" throughout Stirling and, depending on the site chosen, historical and social references were included in the design.

Residents and passers-by were invited to donate memories such as written reminiscences, messages in bottles, old photos, small objects etc. A 3 hour walk talk (documented on video) following a route which encompassed all the banks on the way. This was called the 'contrived derive'.

In the Autumn - harvest time - the items collected in the banks were then recycled into artworks and exhibited at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum as a testament to local ideas. Viewing of the video was also on offer.

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