Memories Or Induced Images | Television & Our Minds

 

Street and Documentary Photographer Görkem Keser is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Dead Retina’ project.  To see Görkem’s portfolios, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

Can technology steal our memories? This is a very important question we need to ask ourselves? I made this project to explain a possible poor feature of technology. The photographs on this project represent a man who died in the hospital.This is a semi-fictional story about how television steal our memory.

My grandmother had to go to the hospital and I had to take care of her.I have seen many patients at this time in hospital. Most of the time they watched television without ever leaving. Then I remembered that ”While we are dying, our life passes through our eyes like a film strip” I thought that it would not be possible for these people. They were exposed to too many television visuals before they died. I wanted to tell you that these real memories were absorbed by television.The idea of the placement of television images instead of real memories scared me.

I captured images by taking long exposures on a small television. I wanted to record these images as the last moments of a dying consciousness.I criticized today’s experience while questioning reality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images © Görkem Keser

 

 

See also:

Lies In Pixels

By Görkem Keser

 

 

 

 

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