Rememory (2008)
This video takes the historical trajectory of memory and loss in photographic practice as its subject. The video begins as a black screen, which gradually reveals a ghost image that is reminiscent of the early daguerreotype process. A portrait of a woman with her eyes closed eventually emerges as a full tonal scale photograph, only to bleach, subtly pixelate, and fade. The slow emergence of the image and its subsequent pixelation pay homage to the evolution of photographic technology and suggest that even digital images suffer loss, degradation, and decay and have the potential to prick and to wound.

The image above is a still from the video (click to enlarge...).