installation with multiples pieces (post-cards, stamps, books, photo-albums, ceramic plate, metallic lettering, pamphlets and hand-drawn map).
Patria Memor which in Latin means "I remember my country", is an installation composed of objects and images found in the streets of Brussels and its main museum shops. They are here appropriated and detoured to counteract codes of colonialism represented in different dimensions of the official Belgian narrative of its colonial history. The exhibition articulated an alternative narrative while forging links with the city, its history, residents and personal histories through a series of interventions in a wide array of found objects, books and images.
Patria Memor are also the words engraved on the contested statue of Leopold II standing in the Place du Trône in Brussels.