Cache


work in progress

 

'Cache' in computing refers to the hardware or software component that stores data so that future requests can be served faster. It is a place where memory is kept well-hidden from the eye of the user, yet it is all the time present and ready to be recalled.

In this project, I delve into the state of semi-consciousness, by examining those inexplicable fragments of memory that emerge at unexpected moments, when for a split second the perception of the present is getting lost. I collect these fragments, that linger in the in-between of imagination and reality and I attempt to recompose them.

The result could be described as a 'residual' archive, the creation of a new memory in which familiar images that were suppressed in the subconscious - either violently due to a trauma or just because they were considered of less importance - are being recalled back. The process involves layered transitions of consciousness, with the aim to reach at the  most inaccessible data of the mind, at the place where a personal redemption might be hidden.


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Stefania Orfanidou