ShadowMemory is an App for iOS and Android platforms that draws new routes around the world. ShadowMemory is conceived as an experiment in human interaction with urban spaces, set within a narrative offered by an artist. The approximate duration of a walk is 1.5–2 hours; the length of a route is no more than 3 kilometers. Users need headphones and a charged phone for the walk.
ShadowMemory will be available for download from September 14.
Route # 1
Phantasmatics of Victor M is an immersive project which is embedded in the fantasy world of a Ekaterinburg horror film-maker Victor Murzikov, closely connected with places, streets and spaces of his native city. In his explorations he is assisted by Moscow-based multimedia artist and researcher Sergey Kasich. We invite you to follow in the footprints of a story that has possibly unfolded here, in this area, more than ten years ago. At every stop the narrative will continue, delivered to you by the author – Victor M. The route will begin on the pedestrian bridge across the railroad which leads to the Tagilskaya Street: the quietest and strangest street in Ekaterinburg. What is hidden in the silence of this street? What will the dust of the pavement whisper to you?
Route # 2
Authors: The Demolition Project (Alisa Oleva, Debbie Kent)
Blueprint explores Ekaterinburg’s hidden patterns, suggesting ways to read the city through clocks, codes, footsteps, light years, sound waves, particles and monuments. It begins just outside the Ural Instrument-Making Plant and ends a few meters from the starting point. Do things exist if they can’t be measured? Are you really here if you can’t be found on Google Maps? And if everything is moving, where is “here”?
The ShadowMemory authors
Idea: Katya Sivers. The app is realized by GRAD, London
Artist, designer, researcher. Graduated from ICA, Moscow (Postgraduate Diploma, 2011); Chelsea College of Arts, London (MA, 2013). Since 2013 is a creative director and curator of contemporary arts programme at GRAD, London. She also teaches a multidisciplinary course on Project Design development at the Stroganov’s Academy of Arts and Design, Moscow.
GRAD is a cultural platform that brings new insights and international perspectives into Russian and Eastern European art, design and culture, founded in 2013 by art critic and curator Elena Sudakova. Our purpose is to share specialist knowledge in ways that capture the imagination, inspire creativity and spark new ideas.