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- Memory as Resistance -
photographies in different dimensions
and Full-HD Video
Installation view Pori Art Museum
»Hardly a day goes by on which
I don not open the newspaper, read
about the arrest and murder of
journalists, and gaze at the portraits
of these people who have often paid
for their work with their lives.
Their investigative role within the
system repeatedly prompts public
debate which can have a strong
-Memory as Resistance- is about
remembering as a conscious act, about
not forgetting as an act of resistance.
It is about remembering not just the
people in the photographs, but above
all what they represent and their
role in society. The piece consists
of portrait photos of murdered
journalists known from the media.
I crumpled up these photographs again
and again with my hands before
carefully smoothing them out again.
This process is a back-and-forth
between making something disappear
and restoring it again, between
forgetting and remembering.
What is significant?
What decisions do I take in my life
- and who do I want to be?«