Alternative Space To My Memory
3D animation as a part of my thesis that explores the link between memory, self-identity, and human senses. For this video, it is the sense of sight and sound in particular. Memories are not just memories, they carry untold stories, experiences, cultures, emotions, feelings,.. and help shape the person we are today.
I created a typeface inspired by the architectural visual of tube houses and used it as buildings in this animation. The neighborhood where I grew up was recreated based on memory. All of the letters using in this cityscape add up to my old address as a way to cherish something that used to be mine, but now it’s gone.
The sounds also play a big role in this project. Music evokes powerful emotions that bring back memories. When listening to an old piece of music from years ago, we feel as if we could travel back to that moment.
All of the ambient noises, the traffics, dogs barking, the neighbor’s rooster, the song mom played all the time at our family’s coffee shop, these familiar sounds that I unconsciously had been listening to in daily life brought me back in time.
This is a space that neither exists in the present reality nor in the “reality” that I could remember. It is an alternative space to my own memory.
Completion Date:January 30, 2023
Country of Origin:United States
Student Project:Yes - Maryland Institute College of Art