Memory, Interpretation, Face Memory, Portrait, Mnemonic Device
How does a person interpret and remember a human face? How can these memories and related emotions be communicated? As an attempt to remember individual faces while dealing with large amounts of pictures, Portrait of a Generative Memory focuses on the subjective interpretation of personal memories by collecting information about the elements that people are able to memorize about a human face. The project is centered on the relationship between observation and imagination: observation, as the method used to internalize reality through our intellect, emotions and experience; imagination, as a personal and individual interpretation of a given experience and influenced by the thinking patterns of the individual. Independent from any precise logical elaboration, it processes the content of a sensory experience. The elements of the human face that a person can remember are combined and interpreted to generate a new series of abstract and unrepeatable portraits.
Indiara Di Benedetto
Born in Napoli, based in Linz. Indiara has a main background in video art and photography. In her artistic practice she explores unconventional projection surfaces, the connection between material and immaterial, planned obsolescence and the ways human relationships happen in the context of technology. Currently she explores mnemonic processes in the interaction between the artwork and its audience. vimeo.com/indiaradb