Recorded Memories

Postcards from Home
Inkjet prints, 91 x 71 cm

Michele Bressan: “My study documents the environment and how humans intervene in it. I also look for the various socio-historical references. In doing so, I concentrate on living environments and their boundaries. In order to be able to understand everything and to grasp the local specificities, it is important to determine clearly defined subjects, such as ‘residential areas’, ‘public spaces’, ‘flats’, etc. Large-format photographs allow us to get closer to the image, and a high density of details permits alternative views. This form of ‘tableau photography’ suggests a more nuanced, more comprehensive examination and lets the viewers choose their approaches for themselves. The unmoving picture sets out a framework within which we perceive details that we otherwise pass by without paying attention. With these images I define the identities of various regions and their inter-relations, and in this way create a visual interface that combines space, time and memory.”


Michele Bressan
Born 1980 in Trieste, Italy; lives in Bucharest, Romania

Bressan studied at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, in the photography and video department (MA in photography and dynamic images). He won the ESSL-Fotopreis, Romania, in 2009.

Solo and group exhibitions:
E-cité, Centre Wallon d’Art Contemporain, Belgium, 2012; Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne, France, 2011.Gate11 international departures, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy, 2011. Les Rencontres d’Arles photo festival, Arles, France, 2011. Voiaj, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Foto anexa, Bucharest, Romania, 2011. Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia nel Mondo, Venice, Italy, 2011. Funeraria, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania, 2011. As far as i can tape, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, USA, 2010. Ne Tourne pas la Tête, Mois de la Photo, ICR Paris, France, 2010. Romania: 20th of december, 20 years, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania, 2010. Postcards, Neues Museum, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, 2010. Where i Belong, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), 3/4, Bucharest, 2009. From the Archive/RoArchive, Futura Gallery/Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008