Recall film invokes memories stored in fragments of aged objects collected and investigated by the artist. Kubisa uses a confocal laser microscope to extract the artwork from an objects' fragment, looking for florescence absorbed over time. The film triggers the viewers' memory and experiences which is released through the artworks, film scenes, film archives and sound. The investigation is both historic and personal ranging from 1545 to 20th century.
“Each sample has an inherent memory that my ‘stolen’ fragment contains. This memory is still contained in its physical structure and worn influences of time. Those fragments, touched by the original owner, have absorbed their own story ready to be released through these processes…......” - Seran Kubisa
“Recall shares my deep connectivity to the object’s life and meaning, felt and understood on a human emotional level, I have taken fragments from objects and unlocked their essence to connect with the resonance of those histories and human experiences that are embroiled within it. Recall allows a journey of connectivity back to these experiences and takes you through moments in time. Seran Kubisa
Recall musical score samples with the working titles corresponding to the archived object or place:
Recall Film Score
The musical score responds to the investigated objects' absorbed sounds through the objects' own historical time frames. The investigation is both historical and personal. Objects investigated and fragments collected date from 1545 to the 20th century. Kubisa collaborated closely with the artists to commission two very different responses to the projects archives.
Working with Robert Fage to record live sounds from environments that the objects heard. With Stephen Tait to produce a musical score that includes music heard centuries before with reference to the archive dates. Other sound tracks and sounds created by Kubisa in the sound studio.