La Memoria de las Frutas
by Claudia Claremi, 2016, 4'
Installation: video 16mm 4’23’’, overhead projectors, texts. Courtesy the artist


Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2020
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 9th edition

La Memoria de las Frutas (The memory of fruits) is a project about the forgotten fruits of Puerto Rico, in particular those that do not have commercial circulation and that are increasingly less present nowadays. Starting from street interviews and conversations, the project investigates the collective memory that originates from recalling these fruits, and their shape, through anecdotes and impressions. Trees and fruits are closely linked to personal memories and they also trigger reflection on the colonial model of economic dependency from the United States and the tragic impact of modern lifestyles on biodiversity. 

Claudia Claremi (1986, CUBA/SPAIN) Through multiple approaches to moving images, her work delves into the subjective level of collective experiences, exploring popular imaginary and shared memories. Director of El Tiempo, Firefly, Bat and The Woodland, her work has been shown in art institutions such as Reina Sofía Museum, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, as well as film festivals like Ann Arbor, Raindance, FICGuadalajara, Ji.hlava, Vienna Shorts. Graduated in Documentary Film Direction from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts London (UK), she has participated in alternative programs such as P.O.P.S. (Matadero, Madrid), Campus (Latitudes, Barcelona) and La Práctica (Beta Local, Puerto Rico).
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