1 July – 27 July 2017
Ephemera by Kristy Wilson and Malcolm Beasley
plural noun: ephemera; noun: ephemerum
Things that exist or are meant to be used or enjoyed for only a short time.
collectable items that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.
Late 16th century: plural of ephemeron, from Greek, neuter of ephēmeros ‘lasting only a day’. As a singular noun the word originally denoted a plant said by ancient writers to last only one day, or an insect with a short lifespan, and hence was applied (late 18th century) to a person or thing of short-lived interest.
Memories and flame. Essential but fleeting. Core but elusive. Enjoy.