TITLE: Connected Memories
MEDIUM: Interactive Installation
DEVICE(S): Mixed Media, Bluetooth, Mobile Devices
STATUS: For more information
ARTIST(S): Anaisa Franco
Anaisa Franco, 1981. Work as an artist. Since 2006 she has been developing works in Medialabs and residences at Medialab Prado, Mecad, MIS, Hangar, Taipei Artist Village and Mediaestruch. She has been exhibiting in America, Europe and Asia as 5th Seoul International Media Art Bienalle, Seoul, Korea. ARCOmadrid, Vision Play at Medialab PRADO, Sonarmática at CCCB, Barcelona, Spain. Tekhné at MAB and Mostra LABMIS in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Live Ammo in MOCA, Taipei. SLOW at Plymouth Art Centre at England, and many others. She has a Master in Digital Art and technology at University of Plymouth in England and graduated in Visual Arts at FAAP in Sao Paulo. She creates robotic sculptures that interconnect the physical with the digital, re-signifying concepts of psychology, providing behaviors, imagination and feelings for the sculptures.
Connected Memories (2007), is a machine that symbolically function processing and bringing to the conscious level stored remembering. The work structure is made by a database in expansion that stores memories in form of narrations and audio visual.
The installation is formed by two transparent light sensible sculptures that dialogue between each other, exchanging memories, feelings and remembering. Each head has a Bluetooth and the people could interfere in the dialogue by sending text messages and videos using their mobile devices. The system immediately reproduces the files through a synthetic voice and TV, which are stored, been part of the head’s collective unconscious memory database. The heads also emit feelings that are expressed through light intensities that feel the user presence in the space.
Jordi Puig (Programming Max Msp)
Eduard Aylon (Programming Arduino)
Theo Firmo (Voice and Music)
Claudia Dorei (English and Portuguese Voice)
Claudia Missura (Portuguese Voice)
Carol Lee and her friends (Korean Voice) Recorded at NelsonStudios
Special Thanks to everybody who collaborate and took part in this project.
Jordi Puig, Vanina Hofman, Berta Diaz, Perla Montelonga, Eduard Aylon, Theo Firmo, Juliana Mundim, Maarten Bertheux, Joo Yun Lee, Gabriela Greeb, Nelson Nicastro, Claudia Missura, Claudia Dorei and everybody who participate.
ARTIST(S): S/N Coalition
S/N Coalition is an electronic art group, which works extensively with video, sound, animation, photography and locative media. Their exhibitions often include
performative elements and mediated footage, pushing both experimental and conceptual ideas around media. S/N members include Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts who have been creating collaborative work together since 2008.
The Handy-Video remix collection is a new media project in which S/N Coalition remix the urban landscape of Berlin. The remixes are video/sound-hybrids, which visually feature street art and sonically feature various neighborhoods, transportation systems and markets. Over 150 remixes were installed back in to the cityscape via QR-Codes. The codes are accessible via internet enabled CCD devices (such as cell phones and mp3 players).
Artist E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taubman Museum: www.taubmanmuseum.org/main/exhibitions/watch-it-video-art