How are memories preserved – in archives, in minds, in the landscape, and on film? Visual artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan (1966, Indonesia) investigates ways in which time is recorded. This publication focuses on her works Gray Glass (2020), Inventory (2012) and Footsteps (2022), key works in the eponymous exhibition at Eye Filmmuseum. Hanneke Grootenboer reflects on the way in which looking, thinking, and time converge in Tan’s work. In doing so, she places the oeuvre in a broad historical and philosophical context of visual culture. In an interview with Dana Linssen, Tan provides insight into her creative process and shares thoughts on exhibiting her work.