Tuesday 18 June 2013

Memory bank to launch at V&A museum

Members of the public will be able to contribute their memories to a major exhibition at the V&A museum in London which opens later this month.

Memory Bank - part of the Memory Palace exhibition - will allow visitors to record their favourite memory, either drawn or written.

Each week, graphic designer Johnny Kelly will turn the latest collection of memories into a poster.
This will be uploaded on to a Memory Bank website.

Kelly said: "The results are an entirely unknown quantity - which is terrifying and thrilling in equal measures - but no matter what, they should be interesting."

The project is part of the Sky Arts Ignition programme.

Beyond the museum, members of the public will also be able to upload their memories via the website, which goes live on 18 June when the exhibition launches.

Their memories will be available to share on social media platforms.

The Memory Bank will form the final installation of Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace, which will bring an original work of fiction - Memory Palace by author Hari Kunzru - to life through an exhibition and documentary to be shown on Sky Arts 1.

A team of 20 leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrators have been commissioned to interpret a different passage of Kunzru's text to turn it into a "walk-in" story.

Kunzru's book is a tale of a dystopian vision of the future, set in London several hundred years after the global information infrastructure has been wiped out by a huge magnetic storm.

The book is published this month and a programme featuring the exhibition will be broadcast on Sky Arts 1 HD on 19 June.

Source: BBC

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