Random Memory Machine

Exhibition of Strasbourg University students

11 – 17 April 2015

Espace Apollonia, Strasbourg

On the traces of E.CITY – ALMATY / KAZAKHSTAN


Random Memory Machine” takes the form of a visual essay developed from a corpus of iconographic and textual materials, produced and collected by the students of the Master of Visual Arts Research and Professional Master of Critics-essays of Visual Arts Department. This exhibition follows the workshop conducted by the Kazakhstani artist Alexander Ugay invited by Apollonia association as part of the project “Artecitya” supported by the Creative Europe Programme / Culture of the European Commission, and co-produced with the Faculty of Arts at University of Strasbourg in the end of the year 2014.

A scalable system is implemented, and outlines research in art, by art. Dualities and complementarities, image/text, experience/restitution, individual memory/collective memory, artist/student, reason/sensible, practical approaches/theoretical developments, etc. are the subject of exploration and question the fabric of lived, imagined, projected, potential or fictitious, shared relations.

Every day, a performed reading by student researchers active evolutionary device and offers visitors a variation from the presented documents. A video of each activation is carried, stored and displayed in the area during the exhibition.