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Fiona Tan y Haris Examinanda. Tiempo y Memoria
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Fiona Tan & Haris Epaminonda. Time and Memory

C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía

Image: Haris Epaminonda, Chronicles (Crónicas), 2011-2012

C3A presents the exhibition Time and Memory. How does the past travel to the present? Which images represent it? How do we relate to them? How does the path between time and memory take shape? These are just some of the many pertinent questions raised by the juxtaposition of two major video installations from the collection of the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo.

Fiona Tan's oeuvre (Pekanbaru, Indonesia, 1966) explores memory, time and history. She initially became known for a series of works that relied on the use of archive footage and film library materials, questioning the status of both observer and observed and challenging assumptions about the colonial past. In the video installation Thin Cities, 1999, she explores portrait archives as a tool for categorizing "the other".

On the other hand, the Chronicles series, 2011-2012, is an audiovisual project in which concepts such as memory and the passage of time are documented using visual poems or fragments. Haris Epaminonda (Nicosia, Cyprus, 1980) eschews narrative linearity in favour of fragmented images that probe the nature of time and assert the permeability of memory.

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