This work visualizes the fragmented nature of human memory and our inability to recall visual details. Installation consists of a video projection that is showing static shots with people moving through the city streets of Liepaja. Initially, the video image is stable, but after a certain time the pixels start to randomly displace within a specified time range that is slowly increasing. As a result, moving objects begin to decay and deform. Images of people slowly become unrecognizable and blend together. Such instability characterizes our memory. We can recall the outlines of the city, but images of strangers that we see passing by on the streets are slowly blending and finally being erased from our memory. Artwork also consists of an interactive video that is using a similar image manipulation techniques with real time video.
Produced with the support of Art Research Lab (MPLab) if Liepaja University.
Janis Jankevics is a video artist from Latvia. Jankevic’s holds a Master degree in Art from Liepaja University where he studied New Media Art. He lives and works in Liepāja.