Memories of the present

Memories of the present (Les souvenirs du présent)
Series of fifty 1-minute videos for screens – various sizes

Having hitherto avoided filming her family and friends, Emmanuelle Michaux begins a new piece of work, recording her life in 1-minute instalments, as one might observe a minute’s silence.

But Michaux covers her tracks. The images are filmed with a programme that recreates the effects of much older equipment, making them difficult to date.

This work highlights our overconsumption of images, the constant need to film, photograph and store on our telephones what we promptly forget.