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(Jake Atienza)

When Melissa Ramos' parents went to visit the Philippines, she asked them to bring her old 8mm film video camera to capture their stay. Image: snapshot of Melissa Ramos' "Distant Memories"

By
Jake Atienza
Published on
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 13:45
File size
2.67 MB
Duration
5 min 50 sec

This resulted in “Distant Memories”, a three- channel video piece currently showing at the Blacktown Art Centre. Distant Memories, she says,became a way to “re-write” the memories of her parents in the Philippines.

Melissa Ramos’s “Distant Memories” is part of Balik Bayan, a program of contemporary Filipino
art at the Blacktown Arts Centre running from 7 September to 4 November 2017.

Here is the trailerof Distant Memories