“A Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories” is a project that explores how we try and fail to hold on to those moments and events that may be slowly drifting away from our memories. It is about time and identity. Ferd Faliano creates ink on paper renditions that are layered with translucent textile works along with a few found objects and installations. 

According to Faliano, “Change, most of the time, is good but memories make us who we are. Each passing second we create another memory, each and every second a memory flies to the furthest corners of our mind, each passing second we become a person slightly different from the person we were a second ago. “A Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories” is an attempt to hold on a little longer to those memories being concealed slowly by new ones. There is nothing wrong with change, but there is nothing wrong with looking back either.”

These were Faliano’s thoughts that stimulated the project:
“We spontaneously went to the beach one time, me and a bunch of friends. I can’t remember the exact day and month, all I remember is that it’s probably a weekend four or five years ago. I can remember a few details, where we slept, how we got there etc. but a big bulk of the memory is now blurred like who exactly are the people I am with. We had a really good time and so a year later we decided to go to that same place and do the same things but it wasn’t really the same. We came back like four times after that but nothing has remained constant, it was always different. 
Time is always linear; we could never experience the same things and events exactly as we have experienced them the first time. All of us are aware of this but still we can’t help ourselves from wanting to relive those “magical moments” that happened in our past.

One of my earliest childhood memories is that of Christmas. I think many of us would agree that Christmas when we were still kids are a whole lot different than what we experience now. Each year, we try to recreate the Christmas we had the year before, but each year something always changes. It has a lot to do with our perception of things and the status of our life in that current moment, but we always wish we could experience Christmas again like we had when we were kids.”

Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories Installation View, Ferd Failano, Project ESC  98B Collaboratory 2015

Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories Installation View, Ferd Failano, Project ESC  98B Collaboratory 2015

Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories Installation View, Ferd Failano, Project ESC  98B Collaboratory 2015

ESC Projects deal with spatial negotiations, transformations and interventions. It revolves around particular locations, contexts and renditions—whether as flights of the imagination or discharges of the creative spirit. ESCape artists are given the freedom to conceive and visualize new landscapes. To ESCape is to create a 1 day project, 1 day show, 1 day exhibition. It is a new model which evolved from the parallel events we have initiated in the 98B Saturday Market X Future Market @ ESCOLTA. It is an experimental platform for creatives.

Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories Installation View, Ferd Failano, Project ESC  98B Collaboratory 2015

Failed Attempt on Recreating Memories Installation View, Ferd Failano, Project ESC  98B Collaboratory 2015