Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Souvenirs

I once read about the work of Karim Nader, a neurologist who said that every time we think about a memory, we modify it slightly according to context in which we remember it and the interpretation that is then done. This would imply that with time, memories are becoming less and less objective, but more linked with who we are. His work inspired, among others, the wonderful movie The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


With this in mind, the work of Irina Werning in Back to the Future is particularly interesting. The photographer from Buenos Aires invited her models to recreate one of their childhood pictures, revisiting the memory and creating a new one out of it, one very strongly linked with who their were at the moment when their image has been recaptured...

Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Flor Male and Sil in 1983 & 2010


Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Cecile in 1987 & 2010


Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Flor in 1975 & 2010


Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Lali in 1978 & 2010


Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Nico in 1990 & 2010


Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Oscar in 1978 & 2010

Irina Werning, Back to the Future II, Carli in 1990 & 2010 

 
Irina Werning, Back to the Future II, Carol in 1960 & 2011


Irina Werning, Back to the Future II, Devoto brothers in 1990 & 2011


Irina Werning, Back to the Future, Maria Jose in 1983 & 2011

Irina Werning, Back to the Future II, Evan in 1957 & 2010

Irina Werning says that she discovered she had an obsessive side during the production of these picture: it paid off, since the results are very impressive. For more pictures, I invite you to visit her website.

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