Memory Walks

A series of immersive video walks through emotions we might all experience but don’t yet exist in our vocabulary. Kenopsia, Anecdoche, Sonder, Onism, and Monachopsis, originally written by John Koenig. Each walk introduces one of these emotional states, whilst creating a subtle and temporary feeling of being out-of-place.

For the Changing Minds Festival at The Southbank Centre this project aims to highlight the individual ways that we experience and perceive the world. By following a pre-recorded path through a location, paired with binaural sound, we immerse the viewer in a past experience whilst simultaneously and temporarily removing them from the present.

Collaboration with: Deborah Tchoudjinoff
Project website: memorywalks.co.uk
Southbank page: Design Tonic

Two participants have unique experiences of the same place.
Two participants have unique experiences of the same place.
Visitors follow a short video guide, gradually disconnecting from their present surroundings.
Visitors follow a short video guide, gradually disconnecting from their present surroundings.
The experience overlaps multiple recordings of the same place creating a new and completely individual experience.
The experience overlaps multiple recordings of the same place creating a new and completely individual experience.
Time, sound, weather, faces, conversations, architecture subtly change between every walk.
Time, sound, weather, faces, conversations, architecture subtly change between every walk.
As the experience unfolds, the participant listens to one of five emotional description narrations.
As the experience unfolds, the participant listens to one of five emotional description narrations.
A custom webapp was created for the project so visitors could easily access the video content on their own phones. This requires an internet connection and headphones.
A custom webapp was created for the project so visitors could easily access the video content on their own phones. This requires an internet connection and headphones.