Maria Lindström


In the collection of Moderna Museet, Stockholm


Minneskartotek 640821-7187/Memory Card Index 640821-7187 is an Artists' Book contenting memories - in case I loose them. The index cards are arranged according to procedural memory, linked to motor skills such as tying shoelaces or bicycling, which eventually become automatic; semantic memory, which concerns factual knowledge relating to, say, numbers and languages; and episodic memory, which preserves and recalls our experiences.

Resan/The Journey, in accordion binding, deals with time; a CTG (cardiotocography) curve of the kind used to monitor infants during childbirth is drawn across a sheet of paper. One centimetre corresponds to a minute. The time span shows both what has been and what may come, if time exists at all at the moment of birth.