Natalina

MetaMemories

Projection Installation

Natalina

Taos, NM USA

A collection of sounds and visual art exploring memories and connection during a time of isolation. Every time we remember a moment we make a copy of a copy. The parts we like the best or remember the strongest come into focus, some elements fade over time. After years of edits, they are more of an idea than a clear photograph.

Themes of isolation and loneliness have been experienced globally throughout this pandemic. Many remembered often, maybe they shared past posts on social media. Maybe they talked on the phone more often, maybe they sat with their loneliness. We curated images of ourselves online like never before leaving out details that were too mundane, embarrassing or personal to share.

This work invites participants to view a bit of one of my memory spirals. Soft, sounds play as well as projected images. Displayed on a large easel.

Description: Digital photos edited and printed on transparency film, cut and placed into slide carousels, projected onto the wall, videotaped with a cell phone, edited on the computer, and finally projected through a digital projector as a movie onto a picture frame displayed an easel. -Recorded audio of slide projectors advancing, hums, quiet sounds.

BIO

Taos-based artist, Natalina employs a variety of media to create thought-provoking art, from fashion design and sculpture to soundscapes. “We are living a collective experience in addition to our own, egocentric narrative. My most favorite memories exist as still frames from a moving picture in my mind. I remember, remembering the memories. Someday, all of the trash around us will become crystals, rocks, and dirt. This planet, Earth, is amazing that way. We often say humans are destroying the Earth when what we really mean is that we are creating an Earth that is not hospitable toward humanity.”