Revisit Memory 1940/2013
60 slides projection, Digitalized 60x35mm Positive Film
Courtesy of Aike-Dellarco
Revisit Memory 1940/2013 (2013) is based on the projection of 60 slides/photographs taken during a trip “back to the past”. It witnesses a process, a real and virtual journey Hu Yun has undertaken to discover who his grandfather was and is. To react against the silent awkwardness of the moments spent with him, Hu started asking him about his past, his youth, his life in another place. The man spoke about this very plainly, as if narrating a story. Coming to the conclusion that this story was part of what he himself is, Hu decided to make a trip to the village near Ningbo his grandparent originally came from, and never went back in forty-five years. By going there for the first time the artist has tried to fill a gap, compensating the lack for both.