Refik Anadol

Turkey (1985)
Biennale Images Vevey
Melting Memories

Melting Memories is a multimedia installation that opens up new perspectives of representation where contemporary art and cutting-edge technologies converge. Refik Anadol worked in close collaboration with Neuroscape, the neuroscience lab at the University of California in San Francisco, to find a way to express memories visually. Algorithms based on information retrieved from electroencephalograms enabled the artist to translate technical data from this neurological examination into multidimensional moving representations. Refik Anadol is fascinated by the cross-sectional study of memory, so he invented the technology to enable the public to experience an aesthetic interpretation of the electrical activity generated by the human brain.