Freya Powell
Mnemosyne Atlas 2016 Book Launch
October 21, 2017

In its third iteration, Mnemosyne Atlas (2016), is an attempt to archive our collective memory of the year. Named after the 1925 project by Aby Warburg, this series of books offers an intimate archive of memories, in text and image, through a bi-annual participatory process. In the interest of creating an archive that maps the geography of collective memory of the recent past the memory's range from: concrete to abstract, personal, historical, fictional, scientific to philosophical.

Reading Frequencies is reading of words from this edition of Mnemosyne Atlas in order of frequency of word use. While seemingly data driven Reading Frequencies reorders the text to focus on the moments when the individual points to the collective through the use of language and explored through a growing chorus of voices.

Freya Powell received an MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY (2012) and a BA from Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (2006). Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at Art in General, Brooklyn, NY (2017), Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN (2017), Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2014) and Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL (2013). She has participated in group shows at institutions including EFA Project Space, New York, NY (2016), Queens Museum, Corona, NY (2016), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2015), #1 Cartagena: the First International Biennale of Art, Cartagena de India, Colombia (2014), and the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2013), among others. Her work is in the collections of the New York Public Library; Bard College; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Hunter College.

Paul Kopkau and Rebecca Naegele
December 7–10, 2017