Memory and Devices: Did we also give the memories a shape or form when we put the memory in the devices?
Chih Yang Chen(Gene) and Sara Chyan graduated from Royal College of Art in 2017, currently based in London. Gene is a photographer and visual artist, working through graphics, prints, photography, moving images and installation. His artworks always contain subtle and surreal symbols, focus on exploring subtle relationships that occur between individuals. Sara is a London based Jewellery designer; she has established a jewellery brand under the name Sara Chyan Jewellery of her own. She is a lover of art and design and regulates the delicate balance between the two in her work.
The project we are going to do in the residency was inspired by Sara’s collection “Memento”, which transformed the mementoes into the symbols of memories, made the memories tangible. The physical devices gave shapes and forms to incorporeal memories, and become the metaphor of the memories.
We are going to digitalize physical mementoes by 3D scanning, refine the forms, shapes, texture and material of the memories. During the residency, we will explore how to digitalize texture and material, and document the process, apply the result on digitalizing physical mementos. The final results will be presented by photography and moving images, together with links, sounds and text.