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Marcelo Brodsky (AR) “Good Memory / Buena Memoria” (photos and videos 1’50”, 3’05”, 5’10”, 1997), www.marcelobrodsky.com

In STAND-UP artists on February 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Marcelo Brodsky

MD in Economy at the University of Barcelona, trained as a photographer at the International Center of Photography in Barcelona with Catalonian photographer Manel Esclusa, during his exile in Barcelona in the 80s.

Brodsky is a member of the Buena Memoria Human Rights organization and the Pro-Monument to the Victims of State Terrorism Commission, which supervises and coordinates the construction of the Memory Park close to the Río de la Plata River and of the Monument to the missing and murdered during the military dictatorship.

His mnemonic work seeks to communicate to the new generations the experience of the state terrorism in Argentine in a specific way, based on emotion and sensate experience, such that the transmission of it will generate a real and profound knowledge based on dialogue among the different generations affected by the consequences of the military dictatorship.

His visual correspondences with different artists inquire about the possibility to create a language that is purely visual, which allows interpersonal communication using in a creative way the resources new technologies provide at present.

These dialogues without texts are paradoxically another aspect of the inquiry about the relation between word and image. They invite spectators to take their own conclusions and to interpret the visual exchange based on their experience and visual culture.

Good Memory / Buena Memoria

Poster 67x38.indd

shows the personal and collective evolution of a class of the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires marked by two “missing” students due to the State Terrorism.

Taking into account that my brother, Fernando, disappeared during the military dictatorship in Argentina and that some of my classmates of the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires disappeared in those days too, my artwork is closely connected with human rights issues since the beginning. My intention is to communicate to the new generations the experience of the state terrorism in a different way such that the transmission of it will generate consciousness and memory. Photography, with its precise ability to freeze a point in time, was the tool I used for this purpose.

http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/brodsky/default.html

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