Portugal, 1986

Memory has as much past as it has present. It is a type of awareness of time that produces meanings wittingly and unwittingly, as Proust said, by the occupation of that interstitial place of the before in the now. It occurs both of a predisposed effort of taking back something (that we think is) lost, as the passive acceptance of remembrance as a new past. It is this memory, subjective and dynamic, that constitutes the artist’s intervention field. “Her practice always comes from the memory of a past gesture, always exceeded by its replicas in their flawed mimetic efforts (…)”. Wrote Ana Cachola about the artist’s practice. Bilbao’s drawing process is now subliminal to the photographic process, which the artist is exploring.