objects of affect

An unclear occurrence is a point in time that creates a void (in memory), to which we return again and again via different triggers in order to fill the void and revisit the same event, to relive it. With recollection, we travel back to the same point in time to gather information with which we could fill the void, although in doing this we are actually creating new information, new images, and new memories.

The transience of effect is eternalized in objects that lose their primary function and as they are discarded they become triggers or mementos of the uncomfortable or traumatic experience.

“Nothing sorts out memories from ordinary moments. It is only later that they claim remembrance, when they show their scars.”

Chris MARKER, La Jetée, 1962

Photographs of objects were found on second-hand trade webpages, frames were found and bought on a flea market.

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