Fall 2013

Contemporary artist Mélanie Rocan describes her creative process using the terms ‘intuition’ and ‘memory’. The title of Rocan’s exhibition at Plug In ICA also references memory – the concept of ‘souvenir involontaire’ was developed by the French authour Marcel Proust in reference to those ‘ephemeral moments that arouse personal memories without deliberate or conscious effort’. Through contemplation and discussion of the exhibition in relation to concepts of memory, nostalgia, the subconscious and creativity, students will explore the interaction between emotion and rational thought in creative expression.

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Teacher Guide – Melanie Rocan