Lost Identity - 1953

Cláudia Melo2012/2012

Magmart Festival

Magmart Festival
Salerno, Italy

DNA-molecular structure. The end of Korean War. First color television set. First color television broadcasting. The past is our contemporary. Based on these assumptions this work explores critical reflections on identity: an identity belonging to the individual yet not being individual. A cultural identity thus imagery becomes of who transforms it without an option. A cultural identity that becomes contemporary of the contemporary also by the similitude of the heterotopic place where it manifests itself. The battle space. The personal space of another reality. The secluded place of survival, lost and failure. It´s a beginning and an end. The end of a war, the end of a perception of reality. The end of a transmission. Some images are found. Others are captured. When manipulated they revert time, space and order. Their time is the reverse of the entrance in that heterotopy. The image is soluble, a proposal of unintelligibility, it reinforces the idea of the existence of a veil that prevents the scope of identification, understanding and intended meaning. Now the meaning is another.


  • Title: Lost Identity - 1953
  • Creator: Cláudia Melo
  • Date Created: 2012/2012
  • Location: Italy

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