Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure, two masked circular MDF screens on mobile brackets, DVD projection with 5.1 surround sound, cardboard star, monitor with headphones, DVD with stereo sound, bench, free novel to take away.
Exhibition text: Persistence of Vision, FACT
With so many technologies for recording and archiving visual information, it is not clear whether our memories are better or worse as a result. Things we remember on hard drives do not necessarily stick in the mind.
A new show at FACT explores issues such as these, using photography, film and installation to relate forgetting and remembering to seeing and preserving.
Lindsay Seers is concerned with overcoming amnesia and dramatizing the rehabilitation of her sister following a moped accident. Her sibling's interest in a real and imagined past is narrated in a "memory theatre" constructed at the show.
Told through the voice of Christine’s ex-partner, it relates how, in attempting to reconstruct her identity, she became fixated on an archive of family photographs and on the historical character Queen Christina of Sweden.But, just as we cannot always trust our memories, the work may not be what it seems. “We can’t be sure whether this is actually true or if it’s a fiction,” reveals Andreas Brøgger (Nikolaj Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark).