Screen Memories

Sobering, Paris

There is a dialectic reading of the screen: The screen is protective of an object or used to obscure, in the second the screen is a surface onto which images are projected, attached or reflected. In both cases the screen serves as a site of mediation. The screen memory challenges the narrative function of memory, blurring opposition between the authentic and counterfeit as a means of producing subjectivity. Yet the screen is an in-between space of projected and perceived images, the intermediate space between the eye and the gaze, causing an ambiguity in perception.

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