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Recycled Stories

Anthropologists tell us that storytelling is central to human existence and is common to every known culture. Storytelling involves a symbiotic exchange between teller and listener--an exchange we learn to negotiate from infancy. Storytelling is not just interactive in that it responds to your commands, but also instigating, constantly encouraging you to comment, contribute, join in; it is immersive. Just as the brain detects patterns in the visual forms of nature (a face, a figure, a flower), so too it does with information.   

Stories are recognizable patterns and in those patterns we find meaning.  We use stories to make sense of our world and to share this understanding with one another; they are the signal within the noise. Recycled Stories is a series of ambiguous lore story lines: the tale of familial lineage, the death of a child, a relation to history, a symbol of hope. Each assemblage is a vague representation which anyone can relate to, an open interpretation that anyone can follow or participate with to carve out a role for themselves and make their own. We stand now at the intersection of lore and blur.

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