Bit of Memory
data visualization

Bit of Memory

Analyzing paintings into bit of memories.

Memories are impressions that are generated from our surroundings and feelings. “Bit of Memory” is an art collaboration with Hong Kong artist Manny Yip. Manny Yip’s artwork keeps her childhood and family memories with her unique fluidity painting practice. By that, she is enhancing the mood of memory instability.

Bit is the base unit of information in computers, the fundamental component behind data types. “Bit of Memory” contains 18 signature paintings from Manny Yip’s collections, aiming to refabricate physical art pieces into raw and modifiable digital data. The software analyzed Manny Yip’s paintings and extracted millions of colours into data files for further processing. Then visualizing colour data with generative brush actions, created a cinematic experience for the future immersive installation. In short, “Bit of Memory” is a virtual memory palace generated with Manny Yip’s remembrance.

It was an artwork created for the “Hong Kong Arts Festival - Jockey Club Inno Arts Series”. “Bit of Memory” video documentation and artists' interviews were shown around hong kong secondary schools for digital art education.