The Trauma Archives: Recessive Memories
The booming of talk shows specialized in communicating traumatic events to the public in the last few years has turned personal and local predicaments into nation-wide discussed tragedies. The furthermore flourishing of social media allowed the crowds to publicly express their respective concerns, analyses, and reproaches. The shared images that accompany texts and posts become key references in the memory of the public, reminding the latter of the plights they represent whenever encountered.
In an ever-progressing life, even key moments are fleeting ones, perpetually pushed to the back of the memory, giving way for new events to take over momentarily, until they too get stored away and forgotten.
By exposing the viewers to blurred photographs similiar to the key references of the recent traumatic events, the brain is pushed and required to fill the perceptive void created by the blurriness with previously acquired imagery, resulting in reviving the story embedded within the original image. “The trauma archives: recessive memories”is an attempt to trigger the visual memory, questioning the ephemeral state of the social collective memory, as well as the transience of social predicaments.