Berta - PhMuseum

Berta

Karla Guerrero

2017 - 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

"Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing... Our imagination and our dreams are forever invading our memories; and since we are all apt to believe in the reality of our fantasies, we end up transforming our lies into truths." Luis Buñuel: My last sigh, 1985 p. 3

The procedure of memory loss due to the visual language generated in response to diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia were the starting points to develop the project. My grandmother Berta suffers dementia her relation between image-memory has changed progressively, as younger she created a photo album with her most beloved memories, which are also part of my family archive. Since dementia came into our lives, I was such in need to look over those images but, I was having an encounter with more empty pages and nothing to revive. At the same time, I was portraying spaces from my grandparent's house: the rooms, objects, moments on my grandmother's daily life.

I dedicated this project to all the people affected by such diseases as well to their caregivers.

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  • Berta's eyes

  • Doors aren't closed anymore

  • Apple pie

  • Jan 62

  • My husband

  • By afternoon

  • Holidays

  • Family

  • Don't forget me

  • Against myself

  • Family portrait I

  • 36hrs

  • My husband and kids I

  • Premonition


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