This project seeks to create a multisensory platform where individuals can memorialize deceased loved ones and gain fortitude and insight from these memories. Through my work, people can rethink everyday objects with memory and emotion. With newly defined vision, touch, and hearing, these memory objects take on the significance and vitality of sentient entities.
The work consists of three parts: physical installation, sound, and interactive projection.
The main part is the physical installation, which consists of five transparent objects that emit their own white noise. When the collection of installations detects the approach of a visitor, each object emits its own white noise, as if telling people something. These objects are made of soft, transparent wax and resin, and their structure and nerves can be seen from the outside. Touching them gives a soft, elastic feeling, as if a kind of organ is in front of the audience. The light and shadow of the objects surround the audience, the interactive projection next to them is a conceptual energy flow that leads people to another level of reflection.
vessels of meaning and significance
Some people mourn the loss of family members or friends for a long time and cannot let go. They often feel disconnected from the world and experience emptiness and loss. I want to do something for these people to make them feel moved and warm. The central message I want to convey is that "although the people we love and our friends may no longer be in this world, their love and care still accompany us." and "They continue to exist in another form within us."
The core of The Ongoing Archive of Memory Object is the vessels that carry specific memories, emotions, and energy. These objects are containers that hold meaning, significance, stories, and experiences that connect us to the past and shape our present. Many objects play ordinary roles in our lives, and the symbolism of objects is highly personalized. These recreated objects are not only meaningful to the people involved, but they also provide a space for unique, free associations and memories for a wider audience. Anyone can project their own ideas and meanings into the vessels.
I hope to go beyond image-based memory. Everyone has essential objects that resonate with them. Autobiographical memory allows for self-reflection and thinking, which subtly impacts our lives. As the saying goes, autobiographical memory will enable us to understand I know my life has meaning. Objects are containers of memory and emotion, and this is where everything begins. When an object carries these functions, it gains energy and meaning. The inspiration for my object creation comes from the concept of Quasi-objects, which transform objects based on different stories and emotions and turns them into visual effects. In the eyes of people full of memories and emotions, objects can even breathe and speak, as if touching them can connect them to people from another world.
The archive is always on
As this is an ongoing piece, viewers who wish to share their memorabilia can go to the artwork website and describe it and get in touch. This is not only a real-time experience in the exhibition, but also a long-term interactive collection that offers a new way of archiving and holding memories and emotions.