Albert Dadas’s Memory Game
The artist Johan Furåker has for several years been reconstructing Albert Dadas memory. Nobody heard from Dadas when he travelled. He suffered from Pathological Tourism, madness combined with runaway impulses and memory loss. He disappeared without saying goodbye to any of his friends or colleagues, without leaving any letter of explanation, without even informing his family. In this memory game, you (as a player) will travel in Alberts footsteps and see the places, the people and experiences from “the turn of the century”. This is Alberts’s forgotten journey.
Nobody had heard from Albert Dadas for over a year. He had disappeared without saying goodbye to any of his friends or colleagues, without leaving any letter of explanation, without even informing his family. Dadas was 26 years old and worked in a gas works in Bordeaux. The demand for gas was high. The town’s streets had gradually been equipped with gas lamps, and modern gas ovens and gas central heating which were becoming all the more common contributed to this. The gas was produced from coal. The work was arduous with a few short and silent breaks, which only allowed for the mechanical consumption of the contents of a lunch box. One day in 1886 he did not turn up for work.