In the Loop of Media Images and Memory: VJing, Mapping, and Google Street View

Our memory and perception are distorted by the influence of the wide variety of media and technology that fill our daily experience of reality. The effects applied to sound and images are not only an artistic treatment or new aesthetic that filters into audio-visual art and performative practices; they also bring us closer to specific memories of media usage. The navigating of “traces” and “reflections” resembles moving across a map or through memories. Repetition constructs memory, but its also provides a certain form of pleasure, and often becomes an important narrative element of new media practices, as well as of our individual experiences of technology.