Date of Submission

Spring 2011

Academic Program



Olivia Custer, Garry Hagberg

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project is an exploration of the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche that focuses on how experience comes to be meaningful. It concentrates on memory and the experience of the past in particular, attempting to use Nietzsche's ideas about the active role we take in constructing our experiences and the importance of fiction and lies to come to a better understanding of how we relate to our past. It is both a critical analysis of Nietzsche's writing and an attempt to take up Nietzsche's task of "revaluating all values". Ultimately, it is meant to describe or demonstrate the possibility of a new measure of the significance of memory, aside from the currently prevalent one.

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