Re-Membering

Re-Membering

Name. Photo. Birth date. Birth Place. Residence.

True identity can be neither delivered on demand nor stored as mere information. To believe that it can be, is the weakness of all so-called security records kept by oppressors.  True identity is something known in one heart and recognised within another. It always contains a secret that no interrogation can reveal. Its secret is its human-beingness.

And it involves both the personal and the collective. It offers a sense of belonging and a sense of distinction. (The distinction being what distinguishes each one of us.) A true identity implies continuity; it evokes ancestors and heirs, the dead and the as yet unborn. And, at the same time, it frames a here and now which is a ME at every transient moment.

– John Berger, Concerning Identity

Date 2012
Length 01’00’’
Type Video
Genre appropriation, experimental film, artwork genre

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