Considered as the second part of the Scala Dei Turchi series, the Scala Persistenza series focuses on memory, especially on memory persistence.
“I wanted to make everything disappear. Their presence, their little holiday bliss, their love messages written in clay. With a digital tool I erased any track of their trip in this place when I was there. But I couldn’t erase them from my memory. They are residues, visual parasites of my perfect mental pictures.”
According to Richard Dell’aiera, memory is not frozen. It looks like something tractable, moving, evolving with time, moods and sensations. The shape of memory is evolving; that’s why animation and video installation were suitable for this work.