The Human With No Memory
Maria Chiara de‘Nobili
Maria Chiara de’ Nobili’s research interest lies in the connection between humans and technology, the question of how they can collaborate and support each other. More specifically, the focus of the topic “the human with no memory” is on the research of those technological tools that support people affected by dementia during the progress of the disease, helping them in their everyday life tasks.
The research is also aimed at creating a movement repertoire using sign language as a tool to generate movement material, by destructuring and retranslating it.
All this is associated with the collaboration with SKD, that had the aim to transform the event of the performance“Almost nothing was more annoying than having our wasted time wasted on something not worth wasting it on” that will be presented at Japanisches Palais into an on-going live experience. It meant to shrink down the distance between the audience and the performers and to transform an exhibition space into a performance space.
The work focuses on the processes of forgetting. The aim is to create a movement-based retranslation of the theme, that would allow the audience to experience the reality in which a patient lives, and the inner world in which their memories are taking shape.
An emphasis lies on the emotions generated by the condition, from the frustration of seeing one’s life fade out, to the joyful moments generated by glimpses of memories hidden in someone’s mind.