℗ The Memory Palace

Installation / Performance / Conference

The Memory Palace, described by France Yates in 1966 in Ars Memoria, is a mnemonic practised since Antiquity, then disappeared in the Renaissance. This mnemonic allows to memorize long lists by arranging the elements of these in imaginary places.

The Memory Palace is an installation-metaphor, allowing performers to arrange sounds in the space with the Soundspace. The movement of the dancer generate a song which echoes the gestures. The space and the time are united by the movement during a musical dance.

The Memory Palace is a cycle of conferences-performances in which we learn how fishes speak, where come from hard disks, and why the future of the entertainment requires performers roaming between the art practices.