Memory Objects, Memory Dialogues

Alyssa Grossman
Selena Kimball
26 minutes


This split-screen, experimental video explores the complex nature of memory in contemporary post-communist Romania. Using a collection of everyday, household objects as windows into the past, it features 16mm stop-motion animations of these artifacts, projected alongside ethnographic interviews with the objects’ owners. These images serve not to illustrate people’s memories, but rather to evoke the elusive and fragmentary qualities of memory itself. Individual and collective memories diverge and intersect, giving a poignant and humorous glimpse into how Romanians are currently looking back at their communist past.

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