Finland, 1978

Layers of memory

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Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Media
New Media

Annikki, 88, has lived most of her life in the same place and has lots of memories connected to it. My artwork "Layers of memory" presents Annikki's memories as a "mindscape", where documentary and fictive elements mix.

The piece consists of a media library and a computer program. The media library includes photographs of the places around Annikki's home, videos of the main character, short clips of interviews and fragments of sound and music. The program arranges, layers and chooses elements according to a set of rules, so that millions of variations can be produced out of a single memory. The result is always suprising yet recognizable.

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