Within the walls of the Memory Palace, viewers (also known as browsers) are in a perpetual search for a state of total recall.
Searching for the perfect text within the Memory Palace is also an exploration of a virtual archive which contains three forms of memory: books, architecture, and video. Its architecture is based on a modern data centre set within the Tabularium - the state archive of the Roman Empire on the Capitoline Hill. Its collection consists of publications about the internet that do not exist in online form, drawn from the archive collected for the Tabularium exhibition, 2014. Its videos are drawn from fragments of films about books as a physical artefact. Exploring the world is a journey through these forms of collective memory.
A project by Lawrence Lek for Tabularium, an exhibition curated by Alana Kushnir at Slopes, Melbourne.