Back up my memories is a reflection of the disquieting perspectives offered by cryopreservation. Is it possible to crystallize the brain? Can memories be frozen before death to be defrosted in the future thanks to new scientific discoveries? Back up my memories are about the fear of losing memory and therefore of dying. Recovering memories means to long for immortality. The fear of losing memories will become the fear of losing data. At the same time, the video imagines a future in which the infinite digitization and quantification of data have made information-overloaded starting a process of crystallization.
Citron | Lunardi is a collaboration between two different personalities: Selene Citron (1986) passing from installations to performance and Luca Lunardi (1980) who work with video and writing. Their artwork takes a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues. Lately, Citron | Lunardi is thinking stories that consider critically about the sorts of technological developments and contemporary concerns related to scientific innovation. Each project often consists of multiple works in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. Their works have participated in national and international exhibitions.