THE BURNT MEMORIES

SOME OF OUR MEMORIES BECOME A PART OF OUR IDENTITY. MAYBE, THAT IS WHY OUR RELATION WITH THE MEMORIES IS SOMETIMES EVEN STRONGER AND DEEPER THAN THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE THOSE MEMORIES.

DUE TO THIS FACT, WALKING IN AN OLD HOUSE WHERE OUR BELOVED PEOPLE HAVE BUILT OUR MEMORIES, REVIEWING THE MEMORIES CAN MAKE US FEEL DISMAL, WHILE THOSE PEOPLE ARE STILL ALIVE. THIS REGRETFUL FEELING CAN BE MOSTLY DUE TO THE PAST MOMENTS AND NOT THE PLAYERS OF THOSE MOMENTS.

ON THE OTHER HAND, MEMORY IS SOMETIMES THE ONLY MEANS THROUGH WHAT YOU CAN BE CONNECTED NOT ONLY TO THE PAST, ALSO TO A PERSON THAT IS NOT REACHABLE ANYMORE.

HOWEVER, IF MOMENTS ARE FLEETING, MEMORIES CAN BE PERMANENT BACK-UP OF THEM; AND REVIEWING THESE MEMORIES HELPS THEM GROW WITH TIME RATHER THAN FADE! JUST IMAGINE WHAT IF THE MEMORIES ARE ALL YOU HAVE. “THE BURNT MEMORY” IS NARRATING THE STORY OF FACING TO THE DESTROYED BUILDING WHERE MOST OF THE MEMORIES, AND IDENTITY, ACCORDINGLY, HAVE BEEN FORMED.

THIS PROJECT WAS PERFORMED IN AN OLD ABANDONED HOUSE IN A VILLAGE, DESTROYED BY FLOOD IN 2001, WHICH WAS SUITABLE FOR THE PURPOSES I AIMED TO.

(ZOSHK, IRAN, 2013)