Engram’s images are just a bulb turning on and off shot with an iPod Touch, using an app called 8mm that recreates 8mm film aesthetics. The sound was generated directly from the frames, exporting them to .jpp and then converting them first to .raw and then to .aiff. It’s not optical sound, obviously, but it’s a digital technique based on the same idea. Curiously, the resulting sounds are similar to those from optical sound experimental films.
’Engram’ is a neuropsychology term, a hypothetical means by which memory traces are stored as biophysical or biochemical changes in the brain in response to external stimuli.
13 July 2012
Total Refreshment Centre. (2013, London, UK).