the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #25

Stefano Cappa, Ferdinando Scianna

Memory and photography

 

Memory is not photography: rather, it is an active process containing both the information coming from the outside world and the outcome of the brain’s activity based on preexisting knowledge and on expectation. All of this makes it possible to build a memory, which is never a snapshot of a passive reproduction of the outside world. An experiment based on telling several people the same, complex story has shown that when subjects retell it they change it and integrate it with new elements. Actually, the experience of a great photographer shows that not even a photo is a photo: it does not remain still, rather, it changes on the basis of each person’s story. We van never go back to the instant the snapshot was taken: we can reconstruct and reinterpret the image by adding all the elements connected with the moment we look at it (duration: approx. 120’).

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Stefano Cappa

teaches Cognitive Neuroscience at Milan's Università Vita-Salute S. Raffaele. He manages the Nurorehabilitation Unit and is Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University College London. His research focuses on the neurological bases of language, of memory, and of social behavior. He has published over 300 scientific papers in the world's leading neurology and neuropsychology journals. His books include Cognitive Neurology (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Ferdinando Scianna

world-famous photographer, started working for Magnum Photo Agency in 1982. He’s done reportage, portraits, fashion and advertising photographs, but is also a critic and a journalist. His books include: Feste religiose in Sicilia (Leonardo Da Vinci, 1965), that is the first of a series with Leonardo Sciascia; Baaria Bagheria (with G. Tornatore, 2009), Ombre (con M. Paladino, 2012), Ti mangio con gli occhi (2013) forContrasto DUE.

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