Sorawit Songsataya

Mnemosyne (2022)

1 min 47 sec (excerpt) of 9 min 48 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Mnemosyne utilises photogrammetry techniques to reconstruct and remap 3D spaces from existing locations in Te Wai Pounamu (Aotearoa) and the northern regions of Thailand. These locations are around Ōtepoti Dunedin where the artist resided in 2022, and Chiang Rai, a home where the artist's mother lives. These places, relevant to the artist and their mother, are rebuilt and merged in a series of 3D environments where memories are abstracted and re-personified.

"The digital transformations of the original footage have created a new kind of space, one that Songsataya can interact with – something not possible given the actual distance between the artist and their mother." — Ruth Watson, "Mapping Love: Sorawit Songsataya's Mnemosyne," in Mark Williams (ed.), Otherwise Worlding, CIRCUIT, 2023, pp. 46 - 51.

Mnemosyne was commissioned by CIRCUIT with the support of Creative New Zealand as part of the exhibition Otherwise-image-worlds (2022), curated by Tendai Mutambu.

Other works by Sorawit Songsataya

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