Memory Mesh

By Tom McCarthy, 10 September 2000

Does memory have a structure? Can it be viewed, curated, opened up for tours with CD-Rom accompaniment? The great film ‘essayist’ Chris Marker thinks so, and has compiled Immemory, a multi-media mesh that links Proust, Hitchcock, Gorky, Godard and scores of other cultural reference points to more personal semes: photos of Icelandic landscapes and Romanian peasants, Japanese cats and disembodied lips. Texts are mainly in French, but the images speak for themselves.

Immemory, CD and accompanying booklet, Editions du Centre Pompidou.

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