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Often being captured on film is a way for the world to remember you, a way of saying "I was here".
While video may degrade over time its content never changes, whereas the memory of the occasion often does. Each time we recall a memory its state
within our mind is said to become "fluid", it becomes malleable, allowing for subconsious distortion. This distortion is often self-preservatory
causing an incremental romanticisation of our past. "I was here" is an ode to this process - 5 compositions are allowed to aleatorically rewrite themselves
each time the piece / website is viewed. Like the memories the compositions represent each time we "recall" or view them they become fluid,
never the same twice, yet still comfortably familiar.|
|All footage contained in "I Was Here" sourced from The Prelinger Archive's collection of unidentified amateur home movies c. Mid-20th Century.|