Translugar (Through-place)

“Then, we begin to understand that every single thing to see, despite its quietness or its neutral appearance, it becomes ineluctable when it holds a loss, even if it’s through a simple but urgent association of ideas or a language play, and, from there, it stares at us, it concern us, it besieges us”.

In the chapter “L’Inéluctable scission du voir” of the book “Ce que nous voyons, ce qui nous regarde”, Diddi-Huberman (1992, p.13)

When I visit a house that is partially demolished I have the feeling that all the stories that took place there become mere events that overlap and annul each other. I barely understand the ruins as false, empty memory sort of corps. These places have diluted themselves with every moment they have witnessed and sheltered.