exocollective, I remember
collectiveMemories work with the memories that are stored in our bodies. It is a core human skill to be able to retrieve memories. By moving our bodies into different positions, we are able to recover memories in our minds. CollectiveMemories is a virtual landscape where the audience intuitively and playfully can explore their own memories as well as other people’s memories. They can also contribute their memories to a growing virtual archive of memories.
collectiveMemories turns the participants’ living room into an interactive memory space. Through artificial intelligence, via webcam, the system is able to track positions and playback stored memories from the archive of all the participants’ memories. A certain memory is played back to you when you position yourself in a similar position to the person who recorded that memory.
collectiveMemories is a collaboration between the two collectives exocollective and I remember under the group umbrella term memoryMechanics. exocollective is a research collaboration initiated by researchers at Roskilde University. The main agenda is to develop an experimental approach to researching the potential of new technologies and materials: Speculative explorations in interactive design, art, and technology. Maja Fagerberg Ranten, Mads Høbye and Troels Andreasen. (https://www.exocollective.com )
I remember… is the two artists Lise Aagaard Knudsen (actor and MSc in Theater & Performance Studies) and Karen Eide Bøen (dancer and choreographer). They work with body memory and exchange of memories between artists and participants, and the transformation of commemorative material into various artistic formats. (www.kareneideboen.wordpress.com / www.liseaagaardknudsen.com ) CollectiveMemories is a virtual version of an ongoing project named memoryMehanics.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
The memoryMechanics project is part of the initiative Staging the Future of Technologies vol. 2 with the following partners: CLICK, Catch, and Haut. Sponsored by Bikubenfonden.