Remember to Remember (2019)
Remember to remember that a memory is a memory of a memory; that a memory is atemporal. When remembered, a memory is recreated. Regenerated out of the sum of the experience, the conditions that allowed the experience to emerge, and the conditions of the moment of recollection; thus creating a new memory. There are countless memories, created, forgotten, recreated, remembered and re-remembered; here lies the value of forgetfulness. The human mind curates memories, omits, changes and represses others. Following this chain of thought, a mind, when rid of its human gifts and limitations, would have the ability to achieve absolute memory. The ability to record memories perfectly and from the other side, the ability to remember memories perfectly. A perfect memory, when remembered cannot be distinguished from reality. A memory as complex, as deep, as regenerative as reality. A memory that allows the creation and recollection of memories within itself. Perfect memories, perfect realities. Infinite memories, infinite realities. Memories of memories lived and created constantly and at the same time.
The past, the present and the future are all simultaneously unfolding: the past is the memory of the present, and the present, the memory of the future, and the future, the memory of a further future. All memories, all realities.
These realities are realities that abide by human limitations; And here lies the biggest realisation of all: if I and my limited capacities have can conceive infinite memories and potential realities that are experienced from my own perspective, and my own body, how many realities exist if each human is an expansion into another series of memories and realities. How many realities exist if we consider the realities that lie outside of our sensory space. This realisation of the enumerable amount of realities, of memories, is a warm reminder of the insignificance of our own realities. Realities defined by space and time, and its relation to the memories of all beings participating in them. An interrelation that grounds and solidify reality and hinder it from shifting towards unexpected, unrealistic iterations. But this static inclination of reality does not negate other realities. Realities that we can skim by remembering. Realities that we can skim by creating realities within realities; memories within memories.