Egidija Ciricaite



ceramics, bronze and book art, 2011



"Damnatio memoriae" is the Latin phrase literally meaning "condemnation of memory" in the sense of a judgment that a person must
not be remembered. It was a form of dishonor that could be passed by the Roman Senate upon those, who brought discredit to
the Roman State. The result is to erase someone from history.

Damnatio memoriae" is a generic title that refers to the body work I have produced during my MA Book Arts studies at Camberwell
College of Arts, London. The pieces range from ceramics and bronze to book art, photography and drawing. At the base of it all
lie old Soviet books from 1944-1978, that have been fired in the kiln to an immensely fragile state: a trace of the book and the time,