The Foundation is funding the development of a new installation piece by artist George Legrady. Pockets Full of Memories
is a two room interactive installation with an emphasis on the integration of advanced computer programming methodologies such as self-organising map and camera tracking algorithms by which to explore audience contribution and access of data in a museum situation. The exhibition's goal is to present a real time construction of an archive/collection of objects to represent the audience visiting the exhibition. The audience creates the content of the artwork through contributing digitised images of objects of personal value that they carry with them the day of the museum visit.
This last project continues his interactive pursuits in more recent works like Tracing
(1997-1998), A Sense of Place
(1998) and Transitional Spaces
. As in more recent works, space and the viewers' relationship with space seem to dominate. And one constant remains: the artist's desire to make perceptible the cultural and contextual presuppositions that affect the meaning of an image, object or space. Legrady states: "having the work reflect on its context has always been a critical component of my work both in terms of the content of the installation and also in the use of the computer as a medium." (2)