Nostos II (1984) 9 screen video installation, B&W, sound, 21:49 min
Abstracted images examine the construction of personal histories and the nature of memory.
Nostos II examines the uncertain and ephemeral quality of memory through the use of images that are abstracted and distorted. The artist states: 'The concept of the frame is lost for the sake of an image in action, perpetually in the process of being inscribed, being lost, lacunary, never fixed into a picture'.
As the images finally disappear, Joan Fontaine's stirring voice (appropriated from the 1948 Max Ophuls film Letter from an Unknown Woman) surges out of the darkness and reminds us of loss and oblivion.