"Memories on rice paper" is a photographic project related to the dream world, a world that has always fascinated and frightened me at the same time. If we talk about dreaming we inevitably talk about remembering, the memory. One of the things that surprises me the most about dreams is the fact that you can have memories inside that world, memories that are not real but just part of an oneiric universe totally unrelated to any “real” memory of your waking life. I've always found it fascinating how the mind can create this "new memories" out of nothing, because when we wake up and remember these false memories we are facing a paradox. Perhaps there is a direct relationship between these easily forgettable false memories that the mind gives us and “Memories on rice paper”, a series of photos that represent the fragile and futile existence of some fuzzy memories that belong to no one in particular. Exactly like waking up with some memories that don't belong to you. Or do they?
Mikel Berradre (1985) is a self taught photographer born in the Basque Country (north of Spain) currently living in Osaka (Japan). After having an on and off relationship with photography that lasted many years, he started to seriously spend time with it while living in Japan. A major theme in his mostly experimental work is the feeling of being out of place, both literally and figuratively. He usually shoots with analogue point and shoot cameras or with a mobile phone.