the white darkness“
is an interactive piece about memory. The work was created by
Reiner Strasser in collaboration with M.D. Coverley (Marjorie
Coverley Luesebrink) over a period of 9 months in 2003/04.
It assimilates and reflects the experience with patients fallen
ill with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseases, showing the fragility
and fluidity of memory from a subjective point of view.
„It was not the erasure that mattered so much as the
act of trying to recover what we no longer can identify.“
From the pulsing dots of the background-interface different events
can be started, played (and combined). In this process the experience
of remembering and loss of memory can be re-created in the appearance
and disappearance of words, pictures, animations and sounds. Memories
(readable with a general metaphorical meaning) are unveiled and
veiled in transition at the same time, arranged by or using your