Bora Kim, Carte à mémoire 2, Performance, 2022

Memory Card: The Perk of Being Able to Remember


Friday, 7 October, 2022, 21:00

Saturday, 15 October, 2022, 17:00

Saturday, 22 October, 2022, 17:00

In conjunction with Memory Card: The Perk of Being Able to Remember

Watch Bora Kim perform Carte à Mémoire (Memory Card)

Carte à mémoire, translates to "memory card" or "map of memory'', is a performance by Bora Kim that explores the mechanical aspect of human memory. With the aid of memory foam, this interactive performance invites the audience to go through the process of remembering, including the phases of acknowledging, storing, and forgetting.

Three different varieties of memory foam are provided for the audience, so they can touch and make their own personal map of memories. Kim will interact with the audience and the environment, broadcasting both her point of view and the memory foam.

A printer will be set up as an analogy for the "capturing process" of a human memory mechanism, commonly referred to as a photographic memory, which will instantly print out screenshots of the performance.

Bora Kim started making art at the age of 25 after graduating from the University of Incheon in South Korea with a degree in urban design. For the past five years, she has been focused on performance art. Currently, Kim is in the graduate programmes at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC). Her current interest lies in the therapeutic nature of art, which allows her to re-discover her past works.