Since July 2016, we have invited the public to submit their personal anonymous stories about defining moments in their life. As of May 15, 2017, we received 271 responses, many of which touched our hearts.
The stories we received are evidence that we are all unique in many ways and that personal growth is an invisible yet significant factor influencing our makeup. Often times, a moment of clarity provides truth, and that truth can hurt us, bring us joy, or move us. Knowing this makes navigating life a little easier.
Defining Moments comprises several art pieces that collectively reflect different aspects of the project.
The installation “Archive” honours each personal story, which is individually accessible in eight viewing structures. The installation also portrays an on-going process of mounting submitted stories which implies that self-discovery is a perpetual process.