Family Album

A project about memory and its absence. About what was forgotten and the fictions one creates to cope with what is no longer. It is a piece made from found photos which are then used as an evocation of memory. Created by Ana Vilela da Costa and Martim Ramos


Dust takes its name from a text written by Georges Bataille in 1929 in the magazine Documents: “Storytellers never realized that when the sleeping beauty woke, it would be covered with a thick layer of dust. We want to penetrate the most hidden layers of this dust and search for the remotest, distant memories, those that constantly jump between fiction and reality. Between the concrete and what the imagination fulfills at will, occupying the spaces left blank by the fickle memory.”