Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting
Reflections on space
Grooming rooms in preparation for dressing. The bend and stand motion of collecting ceiling tiles, released by dramatic shifts in temperature as the building sat to await its next use. Swirls of dust in the air, straw bristled into action each sweep. Tall panes opened to refresh stagnant blind constrained boxes.
Motionless, weightless. To float is a sensation beyond words, a reverie only broken by intermittent creaks of wicker and bursts of propane fueled flames.
Reflections on time
The afflicted considered, through ventilation. Ducts against disease, aimed to lessen the 1 in 7. A hope for “the cure” to consumption.
Dew soaked feet. 6:30 am, Sunday morning. Unpack, unroll. 250 lbs of experience fragranced nylon. On one end Velcro strips are matched to complete her crown, on the other, her mouth is held open as her interior is flooded with a cold pack, a paced swelling that gloriously dimensionalizes into a cathedral. This is church.
The Doorway Effect is the experiential phenomenon of walking through doors and forgetting what one was doing. Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting was a site-specific installation by Jacklyn Brickman as part of a larger group exhibition of the same title in August of 2018. Located in a former school, built for children with Tuberculosis in the early 1900’s. The installation spanned the ceilings of two classrooms connected by a doorway, employing remnants from a retired hot air balloon that hung from the ceilings. A choreographed movement reflected these sentiments by Claire Melbourne, Kathryn Logan, Katherine Moore and Sabine Bahrou. Final edits include layers of Brickman’s experience crewing and flying in a hot air balloon.
The sensation of floating
Installation, hot air balloon footage, video editing:
Kathryn Nusa Logan
Kathryn Nusa Logan
Retired Hot Air Balloon "Pleasant Surprise" Real Adventure Hot Air Balloon Company
Retired Neil Avenue School built in 1928 for children with tuberculosis