Bruno David presents re: memory, a video work by St. Louis-based artist William Morris. This is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.

German historian and philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey believed historicity identifies human beings as unique and concrete historical beings. It places each of us within the context of a time and space. Film acts as both a document and an artifact, a placeholder for memory. It recalls and isolates facets of the human experience.

re: memory references youthful endeavor as depicted by a generations-old visual medium. Given time, these images resound with great depth. This work is a collage of found film imagery from the 20th century, more specifically, the 1930s, 1940s, 1970s, and 1980s. The superimposition of several film sources appearing at once creates an ever-shifting, impossible two-dimensional space.

The story is in the editing, but don't expect a linear narrative. An original score by percussionist Henry Claude adds post-tonal serialism.