‘Photography grasps what is given as a spatial (or temporal) continuum; memory images retain what is given only insofar as it has significance. Since what is significant is not reducible to either merely spatial or merely temporal terms, memory images are at odds with photographic representation. From the latter’s perspective, memory images appear to be fragments –but only because photography does encompass the meaning to which they refer and in relation to which they cease to be fragments. Similarly, from the perspective of memory, photography appears as a jumble that consists partly of garbage.’.
–Kracauer, S. (1927). The Mass Ornament. (Levin, T.,Trans.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1995. (p. 50-51).
Memory. An abiding trace of experience. Mostly gaps.
A few images, scattered amongst long pieces of black leader.
A faded likeness.
Distorted, aging. Not real.
Eroded, corrupted. Not real.