IMA Gallery - Toronto, ON
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Human experience exists entirely within our own personal memory, but while these memories are intangible, they are able to define, shape and create everything we know and understand. While our mind has the capacity to remember the most minute or menial moments it can also allow important or life-changing experiences to slip away. RE:Member attempts to recreate those lost memories.
The program initiates by searching Twitter for Tweets recalling lost memories. From there, it displays a series of photographs relevant to the Tweet by using the Flickr API. The result is a fabricated memory. While the program can never truly recreate these lost memories, are these new ones any less tangible? What defines a memory to begin with? How can we discern between a real or fake memory?
This work was exhibited at xInfinity in the IMA Gallery (March, 2011).