Mixed-media installation, photographs in glass frame, colored tube TV with video loop, 50 printed publications in Munken paper
Random Excess Memories is constructed and composed of found photographs collected throughout the years, which have been lost or discarded, and images from personal archives. The project explores different iterations of the same pictures. Along with the photographic composition and publication, a video was created to reframe these collective memories, forming and deforming an uncanny memorial through data-generated sound and motion.
What makes a memory individual and not collective? How can someone else’s memory reflect my own? How can my memory become someone else’s?
We are surrounded by images, surrounded by memories. Technology has crafted our ways of seeing and remembering ourselves. With all this excess, why should we remember any of it? Memories are registered, displaced, reinterpreted, changed, faded, shifted, decontextualized, lost, found, and constantly evolved. The glitch is the beauty to the memory, to the machine.
Our memories make us who we are, yet it is not perfect.