The Hypermnesiac Machine, 2015, interactive performance.
The Hypermnesiac Machine is an archive watched over and operated by a dedicated caretaker. Visitors who wish to consult the Machine are welcome, however they are advised that the Machine has a delicate equilibrium, which must remain undisturbed. To this end all inputs must match outputs: the visitor can only receive a memory from the apparatus when they have parted with one of their own.
The Hypermnesiac Machine is a performance work which explores the transitioning of memory into history. It questions the weight or value given to the past through the conceit of a memory exchange.
First shown at Art Bender, the Lock-Up Contemporary Art Space, Newcastle 2015.