Lydia Nsiah

to forget

Super-8/16mm/2K Film: 4:3, C&B/W, 17 min, Stereo, Film: Lydia Nsiah, Sound: Jejuno, supported by Federal Chancellery Republic of Austria & wienkultur, 2019

Art Book: Edition 50, movie tie-in story to forget, format (closed): 235 x 175 mm, 10 p. (stamped in), english, supplement: photo & epilogue, price upon request | text: Lydia Nsiah & Found Footage, translation: Lydia Nsiah, George Schreiner, print: Neue Satz Wien, Sarah Bogner, layout: Flora Klonner, supported by wienkultur & Bildrecht Wien, 2019

Images above: to forget, solo, Zentrale, Vienna (May 17–June 15, 2019), installation shot by Miae Son; to forget, frame grabs 1-3, Lydia Nsiah, 2019

to forget is a filmic journey on the potentialities of forgetting and its resemblance to remembering. Recorded on expired Super-8 and 16mm-film only, forgetting becomes productive and 'visible' in non-existing, fading and colour-transformed film exposures. This (non-)documentation of possibly empty and fading spaces (to be) is further highlighted by Jejuno's trance-like and uncanny sound composition: The abyss is present.