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Alyce Carrier: Cake Stand Altar

Aug 11, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

Installation photograph, Alyce Carrier: Cake Stand Altar, August 11–October 14, 2023, photo by Zachary Norman, © UMOCA

In 2018, my sister disappeared for a little less than a year. In that year, I was incessant in my attempt to make sense of her physical and mental absence, and upon her re-entry, I continued to struggle with it.

How do you come to terms with someone that does not want to be found?

How do you process trauma, when the events that caused it are implausible and amorphous?

I found the only way to get through this period of time was to access tangible memories to ground me in my own reality, and from those access points, I was able to move forward in healing.

This show is about my memories, foundational moments in the knowing of myself. It is about holding them with immense care and attention, in order to honor what is and what was.

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En 2018, mi hermana desapareció durante algo menos de un año.

En ese año, fui incansable en mi intento por comprender su ausencia física y mental, y tras su reaparición, continué luchando con ello.

¿Cómo aceptas que alguien no quiera ser encontrado?

¿Cómo procesas el trauma cuando los eventos que lo causaron son inverosímiles y amorfos?

Encontré que la única manera de sobrellevar este período de tiempo era acceder a recuerdos tangibles para anclarme en mi propia realidad y, a partir de esos puntos de acceso, pude avanzar en la curación.

Este exhibición trata sobre mis recuerdos, momentos fundamentales en el conocimiento de mí mismo. Se trata de sostenerlos con inmenso cuidado y atención, para honrar lo que es y lo que fue.

Supported by ZAP