"Memory Objects, Memory Dialogues", 2013, 26 mins, Split Screen Projection
Memory Objects, Memory Dialogues is an installation that explores the complex nature of memory in contemporary post-communist Romania. Using a collection of everyday, household objects as windows into the past, it features 16mm stop-motion animations of these artefacts, projected alongside selections of ethnographic interviews with the objects’ owners. Together, these images serve not to illustrate people’s memories, but rather to evoke the elusive and fragmentary feeling of the act of remembering in itself. Individual and collective memories diverge and intersect, giving a poignant and humorous glimpse into how people are currently looking back at 45 years of communist rule in Romania, two decades after the 1989 Revolution.