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Graduation Show - Information Design

The Pact of Forgetting

3D viewing room
Ronald Smits
This project is part of Graduation Show - Information Design

"The Pact of Forgetting" 25 min solo performance builds on Spain’s historical silence and its effects on those born after the dictatorship. Immaterial elements such as light and sound, evoke the memories of those who witnessed the darkest period in Spain's recent history.

'The Pact of Forgetting', is a solo 25 min performance that examines Spain's amnesty law introduced after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, preventing legal investigation into the crimes committed during his 40-year rule. This institutionalised concept of collective amnesia still affects the society today, leaving an incomplete national narrative. The Pact of Forgetting performance builds on Spain’s historical silence and its effects on those born after the dictatorship. Immaterial elements such as light and sound, evoke the memories of the main characters, including his grandmother who lived through the Civil War and Franco regime. It also advocates more generally for the value of collecting different perspectives, beyond the ‘official’ versions of history.