Memory Trace

July 31August 2, 20158:00pm

The Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa Street #18
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Memory Trace

Pamela Z performs a 3-night run of a, multi-media performance work Memory Trace at The Royce Gallery at 8pm in San Francisco, CA USA Memory Trace is a new solo performance work exploring various aspects of memory through voice and electronics, multi-channel video, sampled text fragments, and gestural movement. This work, which grew out of an interactive media installation of the same name, will be workshopped in a three-night run in the intimate Royce Gallery. A large-scale version will be mounted at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in April of 2016. “I can still remember the time in the early nineteen nineties when I first purchased memory. I delighted in the fact that I could hold it in my hand: a thin, green wafer etched with a lattice of metal lines.  And I quickly noticed parallels between the computer’s memory and my own. Prone to anthropomorphism, I continue to compare and often confuse the two. I am interested in exploring how humans and computers store memory.  How do they “misplace” information and how do they lose it entirely? How can we differentiate between dreams, “real” and “manufactured” memories? How do certain sounds and aromas trigger very old memories?” Memory Trace explores these questions through a series of dreamlike sonic and visual episodes of remembering and forgetting. Memory Trace was made possible by grants from the San Francisco Art Commission and the Center for Cultural Innovation..