Nelly Matorina

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“My earliest memory is of a dream.”
Anne Carson, Every Exit is an Entrance (A Praise of Sleep)

Don’t Forget to Call

Year: 2018
Gallery: Union Gallery
Location: Kingston, Canada
Photographs: Chris Miner

Don’t Forget to Call is a 7-channel video installation exploring mediated forms of communication. The installation is composed of seven ‘calls’ to my grandparents and other deceased ancestors, some of whom I’ve never met or spoken to. Throughout their lives, most of our communication was mediated through calling cards and, more recently, calling home phone numbers through Skype. This installation extends my familiarity with mediation into another realm: is a call to the afterlife that much further than a call over the internet?