Memory is a diffuse and volatile territory. Over time fragments of it are lost and must be replaced with fabrications, distortions and inaccuracies, gradually modifying the memory.
My grandfather has dedicated his life mostly to two things: medicine and his fruit trees. As time pass by while age affects his faculties sometimes he forgets details about his profession. Other times he also forgets to water his trees. With this piece of video I want to talk about these events.
A video of the branches of his favorite fruit tree, grapefruit tree, being moved by the wind was recorded one day he forgot to tend it. This video then underwent a process of opening and re-encoding 124 times, each time losing fidelity due to the nature of digital video formats, to the point that the image has become just a confusing mass of visual artifacts. This method is important as the opening and saving actions are allegorical elements that respectively refer to the act of remembering and re-storing of memory, being less accurate and more jumbled as time passes.