photo by Robert Zverina, Prague 1994

memory (w)hole
Aug 1 - Sep 27 2008
McLeod Residence
2209 2nd Ave Seattle
"Best Of" Robert Zverina Short Films
Premiere and DVD Release Party:
Friday Sep 19, 7 - 9pm, 21+, free

In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, history is constantly rewritten, with the old versions being tossed into the "memory hole"--an incinerator. memory (w)hole is a play on words that implies we inhabit a space between total recall and utter amnesia. This exhibit presents the largest compilation of Robert Zverina Short Films to date, with more than 24 hours of non-repeating microdocumentaries cycling chronologically in a comfortable cinema setting. In an adjacent gallery, 572 Picture of the Day web page printouts line the walls from floor to ceiling to form an "exploded book," a grand gesture in the futile struggle against forgetting.