The works Remember, Repeat, Rework (2015) are two photographic diptychs realised by Fogarolli by appropriating and collating archive images. In both these works, a portrait of a young woman in a state of amnesia, admitted to an American hospital in the first half of the twentieth century, is related to a photograph of the ethnographic collection of Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum, which shows the features of some sculptures discovered in the Dutch colonies in Indonesia. In this unusual, Warburg-style visual dialogue, analogies between dissimilar sources are created, in which the first subject’s state of incapability seems to find a response in the (hypothetical) thaumaturgical capabilities of tribal fetishes.

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Posted on: 16 November 2021, by : Alessandro Ulleri