My role: Sound design
The world we currently live in is very different to the one previous generations experienced, species have been lost forever and ecosystems have been destroyed by human activity, however we’re not capable of perceiving it. Each generation sets its mental benchmark of normality by how the world looked when first encountered. The difference in intergenerational perceptions is a phenomenon known as environmental amnesia. Memory Ghost is an artistic project that explores environmental amnesia in the context of sea corals.
Artist Xiangjin Chen uses artificial intelligence to analyze and generate fiction corals, measure concentration and predict people's memory bleaching degree of corals through brain wave equipment, then show this dynamic process in moving images. She attempts to use this method to construct memories for the future from the temporal dimension and perceptual experience of the past.
The project aims to raise consciousness about environmental issues and open up a series of questions about our perception and impact on both memory and nature change.