Anna Dot

She was afraid to call it love (she called it swimming)

2015
with Núria G. Gabriel.
video

[CAT]
“She was afraid to call it love (she called it swimming)” és l’intent de recordar unes imatges que mai hem vist, de tornar a sentir allò que encara mai hem sentit. Amb aquest objectiu treballem amb fragments del projecte fílmic “Five Year Diary”, d’Anne Charlotte Robertson. Ens apropiem dels seus records, de la seva recerca d’aquella persona que ja no hi és. Una veu llegeix una col·lecció de cites extretes dels records d’altres que mai podrem conèixer, ja que vivim en temps i espais diferents.

[ESP]
“She was afraid to call it love (she called it swimming)” es nuestro intento de recordar aquellas imágenes que nunca hemos visto, volver a sentir aquello que aún nunca hemos sentido. Con este objetivo usamos fragmentos del proyecto fílmico “Five Year Diary”, de Anne Charlotte Robertson. Nos apropiamos de sus recuerdos, de su búsqueda de aquella que ya no está. Una voz lee una colección de citas extraídas de recuerdos de los que estaban aquí en el pasado y que nunca podremos conocer, pues vivimos en distintos espacios y tiempos.

[ENG]
“She was afraid to call it love (she called it swimming)” is our attempt to remember those images that we have never seen, to feel again those feelings that we haven’t known yet. With this purpose we use excerpts from Anne Charlotte Roberton’s “Five Year Diary”, a project on film. We appropriate her memories, her search of that one who has gone away in the place where her body was buried: the garden. The voice in the video reads a collection of excerpts taken from different books and reordenated to compose a poetry piece about the appropriation of the memories (expressed both in images and literary text) from those who where here in the past and that we will never personally meet because we live in different times and spaces.