Traces of an Ongoing Memory
Comprising photographs, projections and sculptures, and presented in five galleries, the exhibition Traces of an Ongoing Memory is based on Mikael Lundberg’s research project Plats och minne [Location and Memory] in which he collaborates with Mats Nordahl, PhD in Theoretical Physics and formerly of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
The video camera at the Katarina Lift was directed towards the square below, with the Stockholm City Museum approximately in the middle of the pictorial field. From this position, the camera recorded all movements around the clock within its fixed area of reception.
A specially designed software has extracted from the video material all movements of objects up to human size and saved the images as timelines, allowing images to be created from all timelines during a certain period of time. The presentation includes disparate objects such as cyclists, windblown flags and reflections of a person’s movement in a window.This collective process creates an image of the movements of a place. Outlines of buildings and objects may appear as they obscure the movement, or if people pass by them, which also makes the pattern begin to depict the physical location itself.