The sugar bowl displays its anti-affordance by flinching away from human contact. When evinced in humans, this behavior is pathognomonic for certain kinds of abuse. In part, the installation is intended to be a thought-piece about how, and where, memory (of abuse or otherwise) is stored. What is it that remembers? Is that which remembers the same as that which responds to stimulus? This problem is the subject of such textual work as the novel Ktahmet/Memory and in a sound work in progress about the complex tensions between memory and history. I don't think the Memory Project will ever be completed; it may turn out to simply be a framework for a cluster of pieces of indeterminate extent.
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