Fotograf Magazine

Silvie Milková

the fiction of memory

In her last collection of ten color photographs entitled Memory, Silvie Milková (b. 1976) searches for the relationship between emotion and memory, between the present and the past. The artist removes herself from the more strongly emotionally charged memories, and as a starting point for coming to terms with the past she takes personal snapshots from the last few years, which capture friends, places, things. Slides projected on a screen dominate the compositions, set in a unified, dimly lit space. Taking a stand towards her memories, the artist herself becomes an object of her retrospective experiment. By defining a stance regarding her memories through the language of gestures and bodily posture, she implicates the viewer in a labyrinth of memories.

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