Paramnesia 2016

par·am·ne·sia

ˌperamˈnēZH(ē)ə/

nounPSYCHIATRY

a condition or phenomenon involving distorted memory or confusions of fact and fantasy, such as confabulation or déjà vu.

She’ll Always Be Your Little Girl 2015

One moment: a fragmented, crumbling essence. Focus. Trace. Repeating recollections.

This original footage exists in a box, a vhs tape. That source was digitalized, stored, and later retrieved through bending data with new media technology, deforming the quality of the original. Here, the new form creates more distance to the past while simultaneously preserving it. The new media functions as the inevitable interruption, the glitch or stutter that is present in the recall of such moments and associated senses. This serves as commentary on the role of the archive in processes of recollection as well as the accessing and processing of degrading technology in the 21st century. Attempting to revive a past, this film embodies what is absent, preserved, processed and collected in everyday life: archived memories that are essentially a language to be (mis)translated.