Oblivium

“The life that you live in order to photograph it is already, at the outset, a commemoration of itself,” Italo Calvino

More and more we are relying on photographs to track our memories…

We are giving away our capacity to embody experiences and turn them into memories.

I see photography as a technology of foreseeing and forgetting… a collective action which program is to impose control. I don’t have anything against giving control away but my worrying is determined by the fact this is a technologically constructed condition… we become set up to forget our creative power.

Oblivium was performed in Sao Paulo as part of La Platformance Festival in April 2016.

The action was performed in collaboration with Marcio Vasconcelos and Gabriel Arroyo Gallardo.

The photo documentation was created by Rodrigo Munhoz, Camilla Loreta, Pedro Galiza and Cristiana Nogueira.

“Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing.” Sarah Manguso

Video documentation by Camilla Loreta.