How would you capture your memories? Beyond the cameras and the video phones – how would you actually compile and record the best of your experiences? Would you glue your moments in a scrapbook, edit them into a video, frame them all up in a photo collage or turn a wall in your home into your own personalized hall of fame?
American video artist and video sculptor (yes, such a job exists) Gabriel Barcia-Colombo has been collecting random things and sentimental items throughout his life, from bottles of bizarre sauces from his travels down to the insects he captured and put in jars.
But one day he found himself faced with the following challenge – how would he memorialize his life and the life of his closest friends?
“But the problem with this is that my friends are not quite keen on me taxidermy-ing them…” He joked. “So instead I turned to video, and video is the next best way to preserve and memorialize someone.”
Using video mapping and projection, Gabriel decided to preserve and encase the people in his life (including himself) in jars, suitcases and blenders…
You read that right. Check out his 4-minute presentation at a TED Talk event earlier this year on what he calls “artwork with consequences”, his take on leaving one’s imprint for the next generation.
So tell us – if you had it your way, how would you memorialize your life?