Mnemonic Transduction Experiment
SFSU, 1997, San Francisco, California
Built within an abandoned foundry pit this interactive installation used pulsating lights and sound to lubricate the mind thus facilitating a cathartic stream of consciousness experience. Participants were asked to talk with Nemo while reclining within the installation, telling a life story an improvisational narrative, relating their day's events or simply speaking their mind. Elements included 10 cm of water, 2 wooden pallets, a 5 channel resonating speaker assembly, tape loops, theater lights, clear polyethylene tarp, frankincense, and a blue canvas cover. All participant interactions were recorded and fed into the tape loops. Surveys taken following the experiment revealed the effectiveness of mnemonic transduction.