Quoted out of Context – Memory Distortion (I–III)
Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest
Faculty of Design
Tamás Felsmann, Ferenc Tepes
In the digital era, books are still a fascinating subject for design students. For the author of this project, a book is an experimental tool which serves to present a philosophical concept of time and memory. The designer has reinterpreted Books X and XI of St. Augustine’s Confessions. The book is a perfect medium to reflect the ideas of remembering and recollecting. The author has changed the structure of the original text, applying a new context to it. Her modifications of the book and the glass installation stress the importance of particular moments of time. Reminiscences of the past and present thoughts evoked by reading intermingle. The glass used in the installation accentuates the fragility of memory. Holes and missing parts of the text allude to the selectivity and evanescence of memories.