A web project by Ruben Aubrecht
Fading Memories is a self-destructive image archive that’s content refers to historical incidents and social changes that have fallen into oblivion by the general public.
With every visit on the website exactly one pixel of the current image gets deleted. The image vanishes and dissolves through the collective consciousness of its observers. In times of the overwhelming production of images and the circumstances in which information becomes a permanently available resource which is shared, relinked and spread constantly over the network, this website creates void, white areas without content or information. Single moments of social achievements, political claims or forgotten memories are recollected for a short period of time before they dissolve into thin air and disperse again into oblivion.
TEAR GAS AND THE BAN AGAINST CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN WAR
Tear gas and pepper spray are banned in international warfare under both the 1925 Geneva Protocol and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). (www.warresisters.org/about-tear-gas)
The image was photographed by Alejandro Cegarra and made available by NPR’s Idea Stream.
Currently are 149 of 90.000 pixels deleted.
Image no.: 20
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