Easy to Remember, 2001 (still)

Easy to Remember, 2001

duration approximatly 00:02:56 minutes

16mm film

"In a haunting and elgiac work titled Easy to Remember from 2001, prior to her turn to drawing, Simpson reanimated the jazz ballad of the same name in a film work comprised of fifteen individual singers humming the tune, in unison. Their unison is only approximate as each singer appears as a disembodied mouth, performing the melody while hearing it through headphones. Each mouth represents an individual interpretation, an interior moment of attempted mimicry."

"Easy to Remember was pivotal in Simpson's move in the early 2000s to an investigation of race that was less easily fixed to the identity politics of the 1990s."

-Connie Butler

Easy to Remember, 2001 (installation)

Easy to Remember, 2001 (installation)

Easy to Remember, 2001 (installation)

Easy to Remember, 2001 (installation)

Easy to Remember, 2001 (still)

Easy to Remember, 2001 (still)