when words fail, when mind can’t recall, what remains? landmark illustrates the struggle to grasp onto a place. muffled conversation overhangs like fog, while hands illustrate a desire to place oneself in a landscape just out of focus. i touch the palm of my hand and the mountains sharpen. each touch brings us closer to what we think happened, how we know somewhere.

 

memory is never our own.

 

another hand reaches in, touches, contests how to know a thing. an idea of oneself in that setting, that history, is slowly altered.

 

a thunderous argument ensues while we try to move each other’s mountains, make each other’s memories ‘accurate.’ when words fail, when mind can’t recall, a place is at the hands of those outside of you.

 

single channel video, 2017.