Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Emily Martinez: The Ghost of History: On Memory, Light, and Vision

Oscillating between visual perception and mental observation, almost disorienting the viewer into an ecstasy.

Emily Martinez

The Ghost of History explores how the embodiment of memory in networked media influences how histories are re-inscribed onto themselves. This project creates an immersive digital cinema composed entirely of appropriated web content, re/assembled as animated loops, and remixed in real-time by the viewer’s fluctuating brainwave rhythms. Oscillating between visual perception and mental observation, the viewer navigates a labyrinth of multiple, discontinuous, collective memories, exploring the disorienting and transformative liminal spaces between these virtual records, their material manifestations, and psychic traces.

 

DANM MFA 2012 Exhibition

Year: 
2012