WIII (Wrocław / Poland)
The present is a volatile moment through which the future becomes the present. If the present is ephemeral, what can we say about photography which was invented as a way to “register” the present and its presence has always been linked to memory? Any representation is a pure reflection of an event that has already happened. If the present is a segment, so is its representation. Each fraction turns into a symbol which contains the possibility to discover a meaning, or maybe, it reveals the impossibility of any complete synthesis. Taking into account this statement, we will suggest appreciating the images, fragmentary and discontinuous, as a fleeting reflection of a transitory present.
The photocopy is the most ephemeral record of any document. It is a very basic reproduction of a memory element.
Reproductions of photocopied images.