Grandmother/Heirloom, 2015

Grandmother/Heirloom, 2015

Single-channel video 00:06:39, 3D-printed porcelain, and digital prints on wallpaper

This project is about my grandmother, as an attempt to store her memory and use it as an heirloom. Using a portable 8-channel EEG-reader, I captured different aspects of her brain activity during my visit back home in South Korea. I then 3D-modeled the recorded EEG-data into a cylindrical object and printed it in 3D with porcelain. As memories resemble artifacts of the past, I created a porcelain that physically embodied one’s memories by reconstructing pre-recorded brain EEG-data. This not only ascribes a physicality to memories, but also allows to create an archive of the past for the future.

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