SELVA OF SELVES (S.O.S.)
“Selva of Selves (S.O.S.)” (pitched as “Ecologies of Memory”) is an interdisciplinary project that uses the creative potential of memory – both human and non-human – to investigate the possible connections and exchanges between ecosystems, cultures of remembrance and sensor-technology. This leads to the creation of dynamic thought-spaces (Denkräume) wherein artworks make way for transformative arrays of consciousness, allowing visitors to become co-creators in remembering new narratives for times of change.
New research in human memory points to the fact that the rapid technological development and our daily use of digital devices are changing how our memory works. How we process and remember information is largely affected by the constant online stimulation and lack of conscious choice, as to what information to remember. Furthermore, it seems that the more corporate, political and economic forces disappear behind the interfaces of various technologies, the more they shape our reality and sense of history. Living in the digital age and in a climate emergency, is it not essential that we learn and practice alternative methods for what and how to remember, so as to help us navigate towards more sustainable futures?
Helene Nymann, Visual artist
Helene Nymann is a Copenhagen/New York based visual-artist and artistic research fellow. Her work focuses on embodied knowledge and the ways in which associative images stimulate memory. She creates performative environments that question our understanding of how we process information, store knowledge and create memories for more sustainable futures.
Lasse Smith, Animation artist
Lasse Smith is a Copenhagen-based animation artist. In what is commonly referred to as his secret laboratory, Lasse pairs traditional analogue techniques with new technology to investigate new potential in visual-driven narratives. He is engaged in an ongoing animated poetry of Globalized Containerization and collaborations with contemporary artists.