Memory Palace was presented at the interdisciplinary arts event series Long Winter in Toronto at the Tranzac Club on November 22, 2019.
Our most immersive and interactive installation to date, we took over an entire room and filled it with multi-sensory activations that allowed visitors to access, experience, and share memories in different mediums. Collaborators and facilitators Rose Tuong, Morgan St. Onge, William Ellis and Fan Wu guided visitors through the environment and activities and also experimented in movement pieces that embodied the memories being shared.
All photos by Shane Parent
Our familiar Memory Orbs were hung from the ceiling and placed throughout the room for people to encounter, touch and read. New memories were inscribed on pieces of paper and added throughout the night.
Rose Tuong leads a visitor through a memory accessed through touch. The kitchen area of the room also featured a “scent station” with ingredients such as cinnamon, coffee beans, orange peel used to evoke memories through smell.
A video installation provided visitors with a private corner and armchair to reminisce in. A live feed projected them into the space for others to observe “This is what remembering looks like.”
New memories collected from the night will be added to our growing digital collection and incorporated into future installations.
Thank you to everyone who came out and shared their memories with us and each other in a beautiful night of conversations and connection.