AMERICAMNESIA / 2017

Ink applied on wall, two rubber stamps and black ink
Variable size

The phrase America Amnesia has been stamped repetitively line after line covering the entire wall, creating something between a pattern and a sign. By the simple poetic act of superimposing the last A in America with the first A in Amnesia and the last A in Amnesia with the first in America the work makes these two words inseparable and sets in motion questions regarding the forgotten history of America, the blind spots of historiography or what Walter Mignolo calls the darker side of modernity. On the other hand it can also be read as a critique to the common misconception of referring to America when we mean the United States.