La memoria es un pájaro / Memory is a Bird

After my mother’s passing in 2019, and the blow that it meant to me, I began to question (even more) my own existence, my artistic practice, my relationship with nature, family and death. And in the midst of this unreason, of this mourning, I found a photograph of my grandmother, my mother and two of my brothers in the Sierra de Chicahuaxtla, Oaxaca, in 1974, barely visible through the fog. In this almost ghostly image, I found a flicker of memory. And there I found meaning to my existence. A gigantic root that comes from those mountains, passes generations and reaches me, feeds me, and grabs me to the ground. Memories fly by just like the flock of crows that pass in front of my house every winter, which I recorded on video on a foggy morning, and included in this work. The birds flying through a photograph, in the middle of the fog seem to me a beautiful symbol of that moment in my life. All the characters that appear in the photographs of this work, (photographs that I have been taking along the year) are faceless. I wanted them to be a metaphor, rather than a specific person, so the viewer can relate to them in their own way.

Preview renders of the installations.

Memory is a bird I : memories and thoughts on death and nature. 2022
Multimedia installation, digital video & surround sound. (render Preview)

MEMORY IS A BIRD – FRANCISCO EME
Memory is a bird II : memories and thoughts on death and nature. 2022
Multimedia installation, digital video, photography & sound. (render preview)
MEMORY IS A BIRD – FRANCISCO EME
Memory is a bird III : memories and thoughts on death and nature. 2022
Multimedia installation, digital video, photography & sound. (render preview)