This body of work places memorable artistic images within the brainwave produced cloud spheres created by MindDraw. The sculptures illustrate that these historical images are embedded in our collective memory and how like memories they are imperfect and sometimes are recalled as transparent or fragmented shapes.
The memory palace or mind palace technique, is a mnemonic device adopted in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero’s De Oratore, and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria). In basic terms, it is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualization to organize and recall information. Many memory contest champions claim to use this technique to recall faces, digits, and lists of words. These champions’ successes have little to do with brain structure or intelligence, but more to do with their technique of using regions of their brain that have to do with spatial learning.