A series of cement blocks which apparently all look the same, and end up in a chest. A memory seems to be revealing itself for then disappearing into nothing.
Through two opposite types of installations, time and memory seem to become unreachable and evanescent. The cement hides and guards in its inside a series of images each different from the other, trying to keep and withhold the memory which they are tied to.
Only those who have the courage to break the artwork will be allowed to reach the beating heart of the installation: the image. It presents itself as a completely deformed and distorted photogram, giving back the only way for the artist to interpret and accept the memory to which it is connected. Each person may choose either to keep the block untouched, or to destroy she shape to reach an apparent truth, an inconsistent and unreachable memory. With the installation goes along a complex photographic work, and its aim is to deny the evocative strength of photography itself.
The process finds its final expression in the moment of maximum tension with the image, through the chest. This container makes every photograph/print fragile and ever-changing and if it was made of living flesh. The image, and not the perception of it, will mutate with the growing desire, almost obsessive, of capturing it and withhold it for ever, consuming, corroding, until it melts. It is necessary to give up to the laws of desire to fully live the memory which, just like the image, will never be fixed, instead it will mutate in each person’s time and space. Even when the chest will be shut it won’t be possibile to penetrate the essence of the photographic image, forsaking its conservative function.