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For Now You Had to Be There

Artist's Book

Published by Gravitron Press


In this series of linked texts, artist Simon Fuh opens up spaces which the past inhabits and observes the structures it creates as pieces of time flake and gather. Written within the slipstream of recollection, these texts harness the fuzziness and digressions that come with remembering. Each piece is a collection of memories nested within memories which use the method of loci (also known as a “memory palace”) as both a potent metaphor and a tool for conjuring the affect of social memory. In For Now You Had To Be There, Fuh knots together parties, music, theory, artworks and fragmented conversations to probe the messiness of remembering together. "

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