A Lapse of Memory
Artists: Fiona Tan
Dates: Oct 6th 2006 - Oct 8th 2006
Venue: Royal Pavilion Gardens
Screened after sunset in the gardens of the Royal Pavilion was a newly commissioned film by Fiona Tan. A Lapse of Memory (2006) imagines a solitary and lonely man held captive in the Royal Pavilion, whilst a voiceover relays a fictitious Asian woman's migration to the West. Projected close by the architectural forms of the palace and its Indian-inspired minarets, Tan's film revealed to public view the interior of the Pavilion as well as its protagonist's disturbed mind. Tan has said that the motivation for the film was to expose 'the folly of the division between East and West.'