Broken Refrains presents a collection of found 19th century stereoscopic glass slides. When viewed through a stereoscope, the scenes depicted are imbued with a certain verisimilitude. The technology is an early example of rendered reality, bringing together a pair of perspectives from the exact same moment to construct an undeniable perception of reality. Bearing a minor deviation, the two representations converge seamlessly when seen through the viewing apparatus. Images that were captured more than a century ago are brought to life right before one’s eyes. As such, the viewer is now able to relive another’s once-reality. He/she recollects fragments of a pseudo-memory in broken refrains.

You remember a moment not of your life.