voices off | 2007
segments of white neon light | 255 x 94 inches

like you i forgot. April 14-May 30, 2007
Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, Fl

This exhibit presents a body of work that subtly addresses the relevance of remembering as a personal and social vehicle to responsibility, healing and awareness. Alain Resnais' film Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959),depicts a sensual love story that occurs in Japan and evokes the threat of war, destruction and death lurking in the background. In the opening of the film, the audience hears the "voice off" of a woman, repeating like in a trance, words that express her denied capascity to remember. Her desire to recall memories from her past will help her in time to heal from a painful
loss."like you i forgot" lingers ike a whisptered private thought, words are pronounced in the first person, thus provoking apersonal identification for teh audience.This phrase creats in a short lapse of time, a visual delay, leaving the passers-by with a thought to ponder.

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