(In)Voluntary Memories, 2015-16
In The Psychology of Imagination Jean-Paul Sartre writes that “the hypothesis of the imaginative consciousness is radically different from the hypothesis of a consciousness of the real. This means that the type of existence of the object of the image, as long as it is imagined, differs in nature from the hypothesis of existence of the object of the real. I explore the dilemma of divided historical loyalties. The moment when a memory is no longer poignant or relevant, when an imagined or tangential remembrance seems more authentic than the one our mind experienced. The series questions whether or not we can rewrite these memories and thereby reassign moments free from the expectations they once held.