Melik Ohanian’s Red Memory series
Melik Ohanian, laureate of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2015.
The photography series named Red Memory is worth looking at.
It is associated with the artist’s memory, and more precisely with his father’s photo laboratory, said to be one of his “first connections to the world”. The original photographs were in black and white, and red-tinted transparent films were superposed to the shots.They are meant to show the importance of travels and cultural identities for Ohanian who has been sensitive to these elements since he was very young.
If you like to “recycle“ photographs, play with colors, and you wonder how to pass along messages that you have been wanting to pass when discovering new cultures, researching his work could give you nice tips -beyond being a pleasure for the eyes.