I Can’t Forget What I Have Forgotten

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I Can’t Forget What I have Forgotten is a 10 -by- 10 inch cube of heat. The gallery space, kept at 50 degrees, is empty except for a pedestal above which rests a volume of warm air, invisible to the eye but not to the touch.

A by-product of the effort to keep the room cold is a warm mechanical room, heated by the refrigeration exhaust.

This work, and other relates to Strachan’s interest in Homostatic systems: Ecological and biological systems that have self-regulating mechanisms operating to maintain stable environments. In such feedback systems, opposite conditions can work to ensure an organism’s survival– heat can help produce a cooling effect and vice-versa.