With no exact time of its total duration (around 40 hours), this is a video performance that pretends to dismultiply the photographs within the video format. Taking as a starting point an archive bought on a flea market, a set of seven video films reporting a family summer holidays on the seaside town of Javea (Alicante, Spain) in 1977, I aim to materialize a confrontation between the lost memories of unknown people and my own lost memories. The first of three exhibition moments is a projection screen of this archive, which will lead to the loss of the document, burning the film, and to the poetic and slowly disappearance of the images and memories, already lost for 35 years. This action seeks to rely on the ephemeral nature of memory and intesify the feeling of identity loss. (read more at: tiagocasanova.com/projects/test-to-the-mnemonic-ability-of-photography/)
This video is an excerpt from series 1 "To destruct / To loose / To extinguish", of "Test to the mnemonic ability of photography", 2012. This video made part of the exhibition "Bes Revelação 2012" at Serralves Contemporary Museum, Porto, Portugal, curated by Carolina Rito.