Sigune Hamann


online docufiction, interactive flash movies with photography and sound
commissioned by lighthouse brighton 2002

Nothingbutthetruth is a docufiction within which ever multipying options offer narrative fragments of different public and private perspectives of a single event. I have chosen to take as my material a moment in contemporary history that posed a series of questions, all of them complicated by issues of memory, visual perception and the use of evidence: the political violence in the early 1970s in Italy.
Simultaneaously a semi-secretive search into an event, a mystery thriller, newspaper investigation, a comic enquiry into the limits of recomstruction, the navigation of the website through these multiple fragments becomes the actual theme of the site. Through perception of visual and audio fragments and their associate power the user makes his/her own emotional sense of the material. The work examines the nature of storytelling and memory in a non-linear medium and allows the viewer to immerse themselves in the content and form of the piece without being conscious of interfacing with the computer.