Memory Flash

Memory Flash was the first series of public interventions by idea collective, John Q. Taking its source material from the Atlanta History Center’s Unspoken Past Oral History Project and from news reports, particular moments from personal stories or events were represented using the visual media of performance, installation, and projection. These specifically located interventions were meant to create new memories based on Atlanta’s past. The interventions are intended as ephemeral, morphing, and discursive memorials.

For full details, please see our essay published in Southern Spaces, where you will find text, mapping, images, audio, and video components for your viewing pleasure!


Memory Flash was made possible by Flux Projects and is sponsored in part by grants from the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts, the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation and the LUBO Fund.

Special thanks to the Atlanta History Center, Dan Dalton, Danneman’s Coffee, Decatur Women’s Sports League, Georgia Bold, Kibbee Gallery, Daryl Lumpkin and the residents of Wabash Avenue in Old Fourth Ward, Mixx, Michael Page, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Southern Spaces, Square Properties, Gerald Willis and Ted Willis.


3 Responses to Memory Flash

  1. This is a wonderful project and documents a change in Atlanta’s very makeup as not a big town, but a city. Good luck to you all. I await the late sixties scene when straight(but flexible) and gay individuals made Atlanta fun and exciting.

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