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Memory Palaces Reviews
Edie Fake makes paintings of 16 buildings, queer spaces important in the history of Chicago, completely reimagined with elaborate ornamentation. Fake is an artist, illustrator, comics artist, and I'm also agreeing with others that it is a silent comic (except for the names of the buildings), proceeding through the largely below the surface glbt history of Chicago. Bars, clubs, theaters, places no longer here. Such a cool idea. There's a kind of sadness in the project, since many of these places were hidden and are now gone, but in the jazzy color and ornamentation Fake makes the process into a kind of celebration! It's not what happens IN the buildings, just the buildings themselves, it's about architecture, and memory, and memory palaces (see below). But then again, by the ornamentation he IS suggesting what was happening in these spaces was important, good.Read this review from Karen Peltier and Brandon Soderbergh so you can see the artwork, which is wonderful, and the review itself is filled with thoughtful analysis:http://animalnewyork.com/2014/edie-fake/What IS a memory palace?"The method of loci (loci being Latin for "places"), also called the memory palace or mind palace technique, is a mnemonic device adopted in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero's De Oratore, and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria)." WikipediaThis one is awesome, an illustrated guide on how to build your own memory palace:http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Memory...And do you like Sherlock's memory technique (ala the PBS Sherlock, Benedict version)? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cu...Another review connecting Keilor Roberts and Edie Fake's work!http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/...