MEMORY FILTERS


HONGYU PAN 




︎︎︎ Goldsmiths University Of London
︎︎︎ Communication &  Experience


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This project is about filters and memory.Nowadays, people like to use filters in software to retouch their pictures. To quickly implement and simulate elements of photographic techniques. Filters are a new memory practice that designers get by using and fixing past media techniques. One could say that the filter is a technical memory. It constructs and regulates memories of the past and the present and becomes an object of memory itself. I wanted to use the past and the present to explore further the aesthetic relationship between the filter and memory practices. So, I experimented with designing a filter to restore and simulate a memory, designing a cinematic filter. To achieve a filter that somehow restores the look and feel of memory while presenting an image and visualising it.

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There is no one exact shape, colour, about the memory. It's like, "There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people's eyes." Memory gives me the impression of being blurred and distorted. So in my work, I will focus on these two characteristics. Also, in memory, we like to be still at a certain moment to look back on. This is very similar to a flower. It is stationary. It only shakes and changes when an external force is applied to it.In addition, a sense of place is also a very important element. In the development of a city, memory is constantly generated and perpetuated. Memory is an integral part of interpreting the spatial and local meaning and impacts the place. Each person, each memory makes a city more colourful. Therefore,I use a sense of time, and a sense of place as material for my work.









A FILTER THAT CAN BE TOUCHED!!!
A MEMORY THAT CAN BE SEEN!!!