This edition is a reprint of the portfolio set no. 3 of 6 sets made between 2004 and 2006, originally published by Osiris and consisting of coloured images and text on top of hand-drawn music manuscript paper. It follows from an earlier book, ‘Ode à l‘Oubli’ (Ode to Forgetfulness), which Bourgeois made entirely out of fabric, using the linens and clothing remnants from her past. The words and images in ‘Nothing to Remember’ are tentative and delicate, conveying the significance and fleetingness of memories.
Louise Bourgeois, (b. 1911, Paris, France; d. 2010, New York, USA) used the body as a primary form to explore the human condition. From poetic drawings to room-sized installations, she physically manifested her anxieties in order to exorcise them. Memory, love, fear, and abandonment are at the core of her complex and renowned body of work.