Cathy Lane - The Memory Machine
  Year :   2002
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Museum Installation
  Materials:   -
  Info :   British Museum. Premiered at Cybersonica at Global Cafe, Soho, London.

  Work Details  
  The Memory Machine is a context, people and site specific interactive sound installation. It has been developed as a collaboration between two composers, Cathy Lane and Nye Parry who share an interest in sound, oral history, and memory. The Memory Machine is an ongoing project, which, at the time of writing, is part of the British Museums 250th anniversary exhibition entitled The Museum of the Mind; Art and Memory in World Cultures. Visitors contribute to the Memory Machine by leaving a memory via a telephone situated in the main part of the exhibition. These memories become part of an ever changing soundscape which mixes the personal memories supplied by the visitors with archive material. As they play back the memories are fragmented and transformed with different kinds of musical and sound manipulation processes and the result is heard in multi channel playback at the entrance and exit to the exhibition. This memory mix may stimulate and unlock other personal memories which will either be fed back into the Memory Machine or stimulate a mental space for reverie and remembering, stimulated by power of sound.. Accessed 15.11.06 from