Memory Veil: 10,000 Strands Of Red String Beads Art Installation
“The beads on a bead curtain in his house to keep track of what he learned”- Jishi Zhu (Memory Beads), Meng (2003, 2004).
“Memory Veil” reinserts this ornamental element as the “veil” of the Pavilion’s entrance. Strands of red strings hung from a structure of a geometric tiger pattern form the gateway that invites the public to come through. The five red “curtain” creates an illusion of traditional Chinese arches that subtly moves with the wind, with views that shift as one moves through the space. “Memory Veil” recollects familiar memories of our past and embraces visitors into a prosperous new year ahead.
The installation was able to be seen in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 15th of January, 2022 until the 15th of February 2022. Artist: Pamela Poh Sin Tan. Collaboration: Tiger Beer Malaysia.