House Without a Roof

In his work Denys addresses the questions of personal and collective memory through a combination of actual and fabricated narratives. At our Centre Denys was preoccupied with “archeological” activities, uncovering the layers of the houses’ history, which he later combined with some of his own personal items at hand. The setup appears as a collection of museum artifacts, with a carefully curated selection of objects mostly formed by memorabilia and miscellaneous documents from the house. In the work provisionally titled “House Without a Roof” Denys addresses not only the issues of memory and oblivion but also those of leaving, moving on and the inherent melancholy that is embedded in the heart of the archive. (Text & Photos Mia Cuk)