The events that take place in the world we live in and the relationships we establish with these events form our memory. Our memory is not a structure that we create individually only by ourselves. The relationships we establish with nature as a whole and with other people are all influential in the formation of our memory. Therefore, our memory cannot be considered independent of economic, social, cultural, and political transformations.
As the French sociologist Maurice Halbwachs stated in the concept of "collective memory"; Having a collective memory means that individuals who make up a group or a human community have a common image of their past and, thanks to this image, become aware of their unity and originality. “Collective memory is a group seen from within… It [collective memory] provides the group with a self-portrait that emerges over time; because collective memory is an image of the past and allows the group to recognize itself by the total set of images.’’
In this case, the thing that pushes individuals who are attached to a group to act jointly will be based on the common image of their past, in other words, "collective memory". Thus, it would be appropriate to say that memory with the characteristics Halbwachs wants to describe is "communicative memory". With today's communication tools, "images" are bombarded on people. Thus, the memory parameters of the masses that are bombarded with images are changed.
The hands that make up the installation consist consists of a total of 800 of the "Gestuno" alphabet, which is an international sign language. The installation questions the effects of communication models on memory parameters in the context of time and space. The installation, which emerges as an expression of collective memory, places the viewer at the center of the installation and presents sign language as a phenomenon to the perceptual consciousness of the audience. The chair image in the installation expresses the representation of the individual in time and space. And the installation is based on a few questions aimed at stimulating collective memory. "Can we find the events we witnessed in images again?" or "Is it possible to revive our memory with images?" Etc. The work tries to question "collective memory" based on these questions.