ONLINE DOSSIER: MEMORY BY IAN FARR
Farr, I., 2012. Memory. London: Whitechapel Gallery.
A few quotes from this book.
»Blurred or out of focus or overexposed, or otherwise ‘flawed’ in innumerable ways, [the photographs by Miroslav Tichy] evoke those memory-impressions we might at first want to recall as if in the bright focus of the present but learn to cherish more in the fragmentary and fragile way they are offered up to us.« (Farr, 2012)
»Proust undertakes a transposition of spatial vision into a new faculty. The accumulation of optical figures in À la recherche gradually removes our depth perception from space and re-erects it in time. When we finally reach Le Temps retrouvé, the transplanting has been completed and there can be no doubt about the nature of recognition and involuntary memory.« (Farr, 2012)