Take a Picture
Single Channel HD Video, Stereo Sound, 10', 2002
Taking a souvenir photo is an act of commemorating a moment in time. The time that is captured and frozen in a photo connotes the memory that evolves and corrupts over time, and in turn, like a commencement photo of a graduating class, it signifies the memory of an individual that is distorted and buried under the blanket of history, which is essentially a memory of a dominant group. I repeat 10 scenes in succession to demonstrate how these ordinary moments or the annals of history are always recorded in the same manner, often despite the different meanings behind each record.