alzheimer's series 1-4

Posted on Jun 25, 2011  |   1050 views  

text: "alzheimer's series # 1 " form: black and white film portrait of an 84 year old alzheimer’s victim with written text and found objects… content: the subject gazes trancelike into the vacancy of the present and the future as a result of losing her past... no cherished memories to look back at, no fond remembrances to keep warm... all that is left is the hollow whiteness of her now empty history…................................. the losing of self is an exacerbating, accelerating terror, confusion breeding confusion, an emotional meltdown of the primal anticipation and gratification once provided by a now ravaged id…......................................................................... the ego has disintegrated, taking with it the still somewhat clinging of the superego… she cannot see what is behind her, the flowers of her long life, a representation of retention, inexorably fading…............ even the christian color of death, purple, is evaporating, evoking a sort of living death… that is the essence of content here, a living death, displayed under glass…................ a specimen of pathos and a seeming calmness that is in reality a disguise for one now, and for so long, traumatized…....................... for those with memory function and cognition, “a picture is worth a thousand words”… for her, “a memory is worth a thousand pictures”, [ a psychological equation ]…

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