Noh Suntag. The Forgetting Machines. (2006-2007) @compositematerials
“Noh Suntag made The Forgetting Machines series (2006-2007) by retaking funerary photographic portraits put in front of the tombs of those who died during the Gwangju Democratization Movement in South Korea. The photographic images appear distorted, tainted, burnt, and even obscured with vapors. Noh did not retouch his photographs, but took pictures of the portraits as they were.
The Forgetting Machines calls into question what memorialization could achieve. A large number of memorials and commemorative facilities serve to make atrocities comprehensible, familiarizing us with what should never have happened. Noh's works reveal an irony of remembering: The National May 18 Cemetery exhorts us to remember what happened during the demonstration. However, remembering accompanies forgetting. The Forgetting Machines attempts to reveal how institutions like memorials and museums, as well as the media, are complicit in forgetting to ruminate on the way the historical predicament happened, including the processes before and after its outbreak. In the name of memorialization and commemoration, several films were produced on the Gwangju Democratization Movement, often mystifying the event and emphasizing the sacrifices of the participants.” (Source: Kim, Jeehey. Memory of the Dead and Responsibility of the Living : Noh Suntag’s Forgetting Machines)
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#newstock The last of our antique stock is now live on the website. It includes a wonderful head study of a North African gentleman, a worn portrait after Anthony van Dyck and a fine lady with a bird. Perhaps we’ve saved the best until last! From next week we’re focusing on vintage and contemporary originals 🖤