BookOpolis 2010: Memory Palaces

bookopolis10Memory Palaces

A National Exhibition

September 24 and 25, 2010,  BookOpolis Weekend

September 25 – December 10, 2010, BookOpolis / Extended Exhibition

The Memory Palace is a general designation for mnemonic techniques that rely on memorized spacial relationships to establish, order and recollect memorial content. The technique was well known to ancient Greeks and Romans who memorized their speeches and rhetorical arguments.

Memory as an overarching theme of BookOpolis 2010 is open to varied interpretations such as: triggers to memory, memory as a function of mapping, unpleasant memory, memory loss or deletion, sensation and memory, animal memory, spacial positioning of thought, architecture of memory, memory laden language, false memory, stimulus to memory, historical and collective memory.

Artists may submit up to two pieces for the BookOpolis 2010 weekend. A Purchase Award will be included in the BookWorks permanent collection. In addition, a selection of works will be displayed in the BookWorks Gallery through December 10, 2010.

The BookOpolis 2010 Prospectus is available. It’s a rockin’ full-color mailer with poster and a pdf download and has all the information you need to submit entries

Please e-mail us,, include your name and mailing address if you would like a prospectus sent to you. We’re happy to send several to your university, library, book arts center or museum, just let us know.