Lost Memories aims to produce a poetic and emotional immersive experience focusing the lost of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea while they attempt to reach the European shores. The lost objects loaded of memories are a metaphor of the lost lives.
At the beginning the viewer is experiencing a diving journey starting with an idyllic marine scene surrounded by small silver fishes swimming around. Suddenly a strange noise comes from above, a sort of engine is getting close trudging through the waves. Is getting dark, looking above we see a keel’s shape. The engine stops, human voices now are screaming.
A plop: a bag is falling down; we look up and few objects start floating around.
An old and worn baby’s sneaker and we hear the voice of a child memorizing a Koran
A snack falls down matching a child voice.
A woman’s veil twirls while a mail voice is calling her
Some pages of a primer come with a child voice syllabifying
At the end an old and worn teddy bear is falling very near the viewer’s body while the mother’s voice is singing a lullaby.
The teddy bear disappears in the depth of the sea while it appears a “count down “connected with IOM displaying figures of lost people.