The Digital River refers to the metaphor used in biology to indicate the flow of genetic traits that parents pass on from generation to generation through their DNA to their children. Large portraits are projected onto the walls of the room. They appear to look around in slow motion. The faces of the people are all related to each other and are the ancestors of the two artists. The old family portraits of fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents date back almost to the beginning of photography. They are captured in time, in one small moment; one hundredth of a second that becomes eternity. After decades these photographic portraits are kissed back to life. Once awakened, they look around wonderingly, smiling to each other and seducing the viewer with their eyes.
Old family portraits of the artists’ ancestors are kissed back to life after many years of supended animation.