Schnitt

Sync. It

MEMORY CODE is an audio/video live performance with the central focus on the visual memory.

Visual memory describes the relationship between perceptual processing and the encoding, storage and retrieval of the resulting neural representations.

Visual memory occurs over a broad time range spanning from eye movements to years in order to visually navigate to a previously visited location.

Visual memory is a form of memory which preserves some characteristics of our senses pertaining to visual experience. We are able to place in memory visual information which resembles objects, places, animals or people in a mental image.

The experience of visual memory is also referred to as the “mind’s eye” through which we can retrieve from our memory a mental image of original objects, places, animals or people. Visual memory is one of several cognitive systems, which are all interconnected parts that combine to form the human memory)

For MEMORY CODE the duo SCHNITT works on an image beyond the screen, an image enclosed in the human mind which will be recalled and simulated through the combination of sonic and visual elements.
In MEMORY CODE the artists create a sort of virtual scanner of the memory which is interfaced with the numerical elaboration of the computer able to launch abstract signals.

The intention of SCHNITT is to complete this project with the expression of the single spectator’s visual memory, involving them in an immersive and interactive concert.


SCHNITT is an artistic collaboration between Amelie Duchow and Marco Monfardini evoked from the common interest in electronic music and visual art. The individual visions and styles from the two artists lead to SCHNITT in a unique form of expression.
The duo works in the transitional area between music, art and science focusing with their projects on the coherence between audio and video.
The development of their own specialized/innovative software and electronic devices, allows SCHNITT to create complex site specific audio /video installations and live performances.
Their use of abstract media material combined with the artists individualistic perception towards tecnology, builds the balance between form and concept of their works.

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