Aimée Zito Lema investigates the way events are remembered, recorded, and how they influence the future. For human beings this concerns experiences and memories; for materials physical actions also have an afterlife with permanent repercussions. (…)
Paper carries a similar memory. If it ever has been folded, torn or rolled-up, the fibers remember their former state of being.
Zito Lema unites human skin and material history in works that deal with memories and traumas in a poetic manner. Here, history quite literally interacts with the body. The results consist of numerous small archival fragments which collectively embody an assemblage, like materialized spectres from the past, shaped and marked by life.
Catalogue text Rijksakademie Open 2016, by Vincent van Velsen.