Memory Anchor is the recreation of the environment I was present in when a friend told me about how they intentionally leave memory anchors in time as a kind of means to time travel. For example, in that moment, I was asked to commit everything to memory - the sounds, the scents, and lights and feelings and everything I could potentially sense and think at the time. I was asked to leave a message for my future self so that I might feel like I can communicate with my past self when I become that future self.
In the installation, two people sit on chairs draped in plastic-covered, beer-soaked towels to give the smell and feel of being in a bar. Together, they listen to synced up audio that fits their respective position in space. Two drinks concocted in a strange alchemy of essential oils, liquids, and scents recreate the drinks present in the bar.
Memory Anchor a physical installation that is intended to be non-visual. The installation relies on scent, touch, and spatialized audio.
Materials: Fabric, plastic, organic materials, glass, audio.