Future Memories

Video, 2006


Birds fly over a factory at dusk; a lone tree stands in the middle of a rippling lake; rain pours against garbage in a deserted alley. These “in-between” shots derive from Hollywood films. The images slip through cracks in our conscious memories, triggering a displaced familiarity. We have seen this before, but we don’t know where.

The edits activate an image-based memory space rather than auditory pathways. The distinguishing quality of Future Memories is the lack of the “a-ha” moments of image-recognition. Instead, the shots slip through cracks in our conscious memories. This artwork echoes an emerging transformation in the production and dissemination of the moving image. By creating readable but symbolic narratives, I am inviting the viewer into a pre-language space where the use of the moving image can be completely restructured.