Breve catalogo de hojas perdidas
Brief catalogue of lost sheets / leaves
2005
video 3’ 40’’

“Brief catalogue of lost sheets / leaves” is a work about memory. The title in Spanish allows two inerpretations, because “hoja” means at the same time leaf and sheet. We can see images of a kind of plant that I have bought several times in the last years, becoming the witness of my life. The work begins with a reflection about memories, their strait tie with identity. I take a phrase of a Japanese animation that says “They’ll either kill us or wipe out our memories…We’’ll lose our identities anyway”. Before this phrase we can hear different noises and conversations in various languages that could belong to the past of whichever person. The plant loses the leaves and at the same time the book of our memory loses the sheets.