When random access potentials are combined with the possibility of remote networked communication, we can metaphorically reduce perceived barriers of time and space. This is a concept we explore in Memory Machines. This involved using multiple turntables (some modified) and a computer-based audio/visual manipulation system built in Max/MSP/Jitter. The installation occupied two separate rooms with multi-channel audio relayed throughout both spaces via computer network to ten loudspeakers. Using multiple automated delays on real-time camera and microphone feeds we setup the computer to blend between dry (real-time) and various wet (delayed) signals, fluctuating between delay times of thirty seconds and ten minutes. The installation explored interpretations of, and interactions with, sound and movement, functioning as a memory of activity within the spaces
The event entitled ‘Process’ was developed in partnership with independent curator Ele Carpenter and presented more than 20 process-based activities including participatory conversations, durational sound - art collaborations, talks, performances, installations, workshops, The Mobile Cinema, a Video Lounge and cafe.