For World Book Night 2023, WBN United Artists were invited to consider how we might represent a memory that could be used to create a shared experience, a coming together of voices from the past and present.
Our memories give us our personalities but we don’t seem to hold all memories in an instantly reachable database, often needing something to jog memories - smell, sights, sounds, touch and taste (Proust). Memories can be helped to flood up, and a chain of associations unstoppered, a recall from memory forgotten.
A memory of using a public telephone box was contributed, to be part of the collaborative World Book Night 2023 exhibition, a combination of memories to document ourselves and our past, and perhaps our future. Using the constraint of something that no longer exists except in memory may jog memories for each other