Self-erasing Memento [for Clive Wearing], 2012
VHS tape, magnet, slipcase. Edition of 3
Christopher Nolan's 2000 film outfitted with a rare-earth magnet just beyond the playhead, erasing the film immediately after the viewer watches it. Dedicated to Clive Wearing, a musicologist whose retrograde and anterograde amnesia make it impossible for him to retain a memory for longer than a few moments.