Author: Joan Fontcuberta
Binding: Japanese binding with golden thread
Pages: 92 diptychs; Size: 22,5 x 30 cm
Language: English or Spanish
Museums and archives are institutions designed to preserve the memory of a community. Joan Fontcuberta rummages through their collections to find photographic documents that have deteriorated over time and, paradoxically, “lost their memory.” These fragile, ailing, amnesiac images are salvaged by a procedure that recalls the Zen technique of Kintsugi: a piece of broken pottery is not discarded, but repaired, a thread of gold marking the fracture line.