Anaisa Franco

TITLE: Connected Memories
MEDIUM: Interactive Installation
DEVICE(S): Mixed Media, Bluetooth, Mobile Devices
STATUS: For more information
YEAR: 2007

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.

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