Exhibition: “Melting Memories” by Refik Anadol

The base of Refik Anadol’s work comes from an individual’s most personal data, memories. The brainwaves of people had gathered with help of California University researchers and Anadol visualized the data which consist of different moods of people. The trick here is that depending on EEG[i] waves, as the strength of memories changes, visuality of the paintings varies. So “Melting Memories” is the offspring of the artist’s visualization work on those memories.


The exhibition consists of data sculptures and 3D paintings in LED displays which are shown through lighting and projections. The selected sounds mixing with the visualized memories make the exhibition breathtaking. “Melting Memories” enables visitors walking through ‘memories’ which is a pretty fascinating experience. The exhibition had started to be presented in 7th of February and continues to be presented in Pilevneli Gallery at Beyoğlu until 10 March, 2018.

[i] EEG is a test that “detects electrical activity in your brain using small, flat metal discs (electrodes) attached to your scalp.”

-Selen Kaptan

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