Memory Overlay is a collaboration between media artist Afroditi Psarra and Marilena Georgantzi that consists on a hoodie for creating wearable narratives.

The project was developed in the context of the exhibition “Hybrids: On the borderline between Art and Technology”, organised by Onassis Cultural Center in Athens and Ars Electronica.
Focusing on the immaterial world of feelings, memories and verbal speech, the interactive project “Memory Overlay” constitutes an interface that functions as a second skin and challenges the concept of narration and dialogue between the people that wear it. Furthermore, it is a playful approach to the saying that every garment tells a story, taking into consideration the communicative aspect of clothing.
“Memory Overlay” uses e-textiles technology and functions as a wearable game of narration where no winner exists. Thus, contrary to the accumulation of words and images in devices and networks, the project reflects on the ephemeral nature of the spoken word, creating a hybrid object that extends from the physical to the digital world while materializing personal memories. Its purpose is not to archive stories, but rather to further the possibilities for creating non-linear narratives and foster spontaneity.

HYBRIDS exhibition, 2016

curator: Manuela Naveau

coordinator: Christos Carras

Onassis Stegi in collaboration with Ars Electronica

with Afroditi Psarra, New Media Artist

Video displayed in the Exhibition

filmed by Theodora Ziaragka

music by Vagya & Point Seven

edited by Marilena Georgantzi

photos by Afroditi Psarra & marilena Georgantzi