• Bethan Huws

    Galerie Luis Campana

    In Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall, 1990, it is not material products that are sold, but immaterial values. The memories of a vacation rather than the vacation itself are peddled; instead of an empty frame—the location of the experiences—the seller offers a holiday image that is constructed from a catalogue and then transmitted by computer. Remembering supplants the danger or insecurity of experiencing. Naturally, one then asks how concepts such as individuality, experience, and, above all, memory can still be applied in such a—disembodied—situation. These reflections, sparked by the movie, quite

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