Facing social and personal dead-ends, young adults raised during the 90s constantly trace back their collective and personal memories. Thus they end up carrying them as an everyday solace but also as a burden. These memories are always present and are represented by photographic images that intrude and disrupt the highly detailed image of the present self.
Viewed repeatedly, leaving the signs of this almost ritualistic practice evident on their surfaces, they become interference, a “mnemonic visual noise”. The memories are remembered in a fragmented manner without ever being clear. With their entity struggling between truth and fantasy, they are transmuted and substituted by the images that were produced in an attempt to “make them last forever”. The printed images are making themselves part of the mnemonic process itself. In the end, the image becomes the memory and the memory just a fragmented fantasy.
Young Greek Photographers 2015
Antonis Lekkos (GR)
Duration: 3 June – 31 July 2015
Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe
Pireos 138 & Andronikou, 118 54 Athens