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  HIKARI      
      HIKARI
    Hikari is a Japanese word meaning «the light»
       
      This work represents my compulsion to build and shape my own memory. To reconstitute some facts I haven't experienced myself,
      but have unconsciously influenced me while growing up.
       
      My grandparents witnessed the war; survivors who finally passed away and whose memories will soon be a part of history.
       
      Only once did we speak about their experiences during the war. They told me how illness can take away your sisters; the shame;
      the relief after the war; and the watermelons ...
       
      But after that night, we never talked about it again. As if my grandparents gave me their memories as a whisper through the air before
      allowing it to disappear from their minds.
       
      Somehow, I would say that I borrowed their memories. I use their stories as source of inspiration for my own testimony.
       
      2012-2016