memoryMechanics by Karen Eide Bøen, Mads Høbye, Lise Aagaard Knudsen, Maja Fagerberg Ranten and Troels Andreasen.

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS PROGRAM @Strandgaten 205

memoryMechanics is an interactive sound installation that explores how we as humans embody memories.

Participants: Dancers and anyone interested on interactivity and technologies.
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: former BIT Teatergarasjen office (Strandgaten 205)
Date: NOV 18th – 12-13h
To participate send an email to: piksel22(at)piksel(dot)no

The installation is based on an archive of memories that are collected from different people, by guiding them through sensory experiences and into physical poses that trigger embodied memories. Their recorded memories are then stored in the installation for retrieval through imitating their initial poses.

Artificial intelligence is used to record and retrieve memories from the archive. Through the installation, a synergy between human memory and computer memory appears. Artificial intelligence creates a mediated physical space in which the audience can walk around, position themselves in poses and hear the intimate stories of previous participants.