Memories explores the relationship between distance, emotional closeness and created an artifact that bridges the gap between the past and the present moment. The artifact is an abstraction of a specific moment, but also an aesthetic sense that reconstructs the story in every recall.
Using location and color indices, and object-based storytelling, we studied the link between the processes of memory making and how the creativity worked and questioned what is the role of storytelling making an object intrinsically more meaningful to others.
As technology writer Michael S. Malone describes the process of memory making and how the creativity works is quite similar: “We gather ideas and information just by being alive and awake to the world, record some of those impressions in our mental sketchpad, then integrate the various bits into new combinations that we call our “own” ideas, a kind of “multimedia” assemblage of existing bits”.
Throughout our execution, we tried to reflect this notion of our own assemblage, combining different dimensions of the material and different colours forming a sense of depth. We picked blue as the color of that particular memory since it has long been used as a symbol of distance from Leonardo da Vinci to the contemporary writers like Rebecca Solnit.
Memories was in collaboration between Fusun Uzun, Jordan Shaw, Harish Pillai.