In Memory Of
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How does a fading memory look like? A forgotten person faces the material disappearance of what it passed. Oblivion gradually consumes everything, destroying every possible illusion of eternity. In memory of those who no longer exist, neither as a face, nor in our memories, nor in a short film.
Going around flea markets, it is easy to find old photos. These often represent our last testimony of time on Earth, but nevertheless they are sold at very low prices with no sentimental value. Through ‘In Memory Of’ I wanted to deal precisely with this emotional ambiguity related to oblivion. I was fascinated by the ironic contrast that firmly links importance and irrelevance of a memory. When our very last photo disappears, it is like we physically never existed.
Based on this perspective, also my short film could be forgotten, destroyed or lost in time. For this reason, I wanted to study a process of breakdown of the video itself. In fact, everything is destined to corrupt and deteriorate, including the digital file of this short film during his playing time.