Usually when we wish to recollect something from the past we see it as a still frame. It happens, that imagination about the far, often unknown past comes to us as an eye-blink, a single image hovering in time. Sometimes this memory of the image reminds us of something that we know or more often it has an accidental connotation. During the process of watching films, we usually transfer our private space into an unknown area, which could be unreadable for somebody from outside. Private stories that we could watch on the screen, go beyond both aesthetic and cinematic practices which are known from narrative and documentary cinema. An apparently chaotic plot, lack of dramaturgy, seems to be less interesting, but then again, this world without artistic qualities discovers for us an unknown or often ignored layer of representation.
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(Image on top: Roman S., Lost and Found: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, installation view; Courtesy Momentum | Berlin.)