Part of the Eternal Return Series Lundahl & Seitl + ScanLAB Projects
Medium: XR environment based on stereolithographic resin prints on steel scaffold, terrestrial laser scans, and three-dimensional sound —in friction with—Unseen choreography of movement and touch.
‘“The Memor” is a space that evokes the human ability to move beyond the present. The first encounter is with a stromatolite, a fossil that predates the human experience by 3.7 billion years. 3D-printed objects act as triggers in a series of environments: a piano workshop, a benevolent abyss, complex rooms where Virtual Reality can be defined as an ability rather than a form of technology. The capacity of memory allows the human mind to experience music rather than perceiving one tone after another. “The Memor” is a choreographed room that passes through the visitor’s body like a song.
The installation is accompanied by: The Memor by Malin Zimm a speculative fiction text and an expanded narrative framework. Objects and scenes in the installation thus take on a multitude of experiential modes: physical, virtual, narrative, and emotional. The fiction expands as the art installation evolves, yet its parts can be read and experienced in any order as a non-linear envelope. As a piece of speculative fiction, the text moves from the old world to the new, weaving history and fiction together by picking up facts floating in the tide and finding a new use for them in the narrative. The story contains numerous references to demonstrate the method of “playing” the internet for facts and news, encyclopedic knowledge, and archives. The various references are composed together to form a new interpretation of the events in and around the world as it is presented to our senses.
Eternal Return, 2019 / Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects
Max Čelar: VR designer and developer
Malin Zimm: Script collaboration and author of the speculative fiction The Memor – a companion to the exhibition
Rachel Alexander: Dramaturge
Cassie Yukawa-McBurney performed J. S. Bach’s Fugue in A Minor BWV 543 written for the organ, arranged by Liszt for piano
Performers: Pia Nordin, Rachel Alexander, Sara Lindström, Lena Kimming, Helena Lambert, Christine Sollie, and local performers
Production by Lundahl & Seitl (SWE) and ScanLAB Projects*
Co-production STRP Festival of Art and Technology
Lundahl & Seitl Producer: Emma Ward
*ScanLAB Projects team: Matt Shaw, Soma Sato, Manuela Mesrie, Reuben Carter, Jacques Pillet, Will Trossell, Dorka Makai.