FORGET ME NOT
"Forget Me Not", 2000. "EV+A 2000", "Friends+Neighbours", Limerick, Ireland curated by Rosa Martinez. Courtesy: EV+A, Limerick, Ireland. Dedicated to all Limerick children.
"Forget Me Not" is a monument consist of three thousand Forget me not flowers inserted in to the "The Crescent" of the town of Limerick facing the "Sacred Heart Catholic Church" planted by children and teenagers age between five and seventeen years old who are or who are friends of rape victims.*
"Violets was ostensibly quite asexual, but very boldly, as it seemed to me. I thought I could trace a secret meaning for the word in a uncontinuous link with the French word "viol". To my surprise, the dreamer gave an association with the English word "violate". The dream had made use of the great chance similarity between the words "violet" and "violate" -the difference in their pronunciation lies merely in the different stress upon their final syllables - in order to express in the language flowers." Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
*"Forget Me Not" by Ebru Özseçen published in "EV+A 2000", "Friends and Neighbours" catalogue. p.172, 173,174,175.
ISBN 0946846 405
"Forget Me Not", 3000 forget me not flowers.