Memory Cloud

Completion: 2013

Location: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Description: Memory Cloud explores the embodiment of shared traditions of movements. An ethereal constellation of light expresses the dynamic pulse of Texas A&M University campus life, making students both viewer and subject. Moving patterns of light are abstracted from archived footage of time-honored traditions, associated with the Corp of Cadets, the Texas Aggie Marching Band, Kyle Field, and other student experiences. Memory Cloud juxtaposes and interlaces this footage with a real-time feed of everyday student life in the MSC. Like shifting images in the clouds, the abstracted forms change constantly throughout the day. This living sculpture unites past and present for the viewer, who cannot tell if these patterns were created seconds, hours, days or decades before.

Memory Cloud connects the past with the absolute present. This living sculpture uses multimedia technology to collapse time and space, to celebrate the daily renewal of tradition in the lives of Texas A&M students.

Design Optimization/Management: METALAB

Lighting Designer: DMDS7UDIOS