The House of Gisèle

“To come back to the title of the work, The Warp and Weft of Memory – this writing feels like a kind of weaving, an attempt to bring objects, experiences, and travels together. My question at this moment is, were these notes to herself, just simple reminders, or were they written for someone like me, an outsider who might decipher or interpret them later?”

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The Warp and Weft of Memory: Out of the closet of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht

Her closet is packed but meticulously labelled and at times with narrative descriptions: “exotic slippers”, “these pants are good but too short” and “panty hose without feet – good for boots”. Her taxonomical reflections jump between German, Dutch, French and English. Moccasins fill several boxes.

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