1989 is a CD-ROM artwork that uses images and footage retrieved from the archive some twelve years after their creation. Primarily shot by the artist in November and December 1989 around a stretch of the Berlin Wall near the Brandenburg Gate, the work also includes snippets of contemporary news footage. The result is an elegy to the twentieth century: a conversation with history that privileges memory - not just a memory of events - but a slippery field of relations and drives. When images bump into one another and dissolve into nothing, and seemingly random details appear from the depths to be subsumed again, the past becomes something not so much to be re-presented as to be drifted through.
e-Media Digital Art Program curated by Daniel Palmer
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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