Memorised
Objects

Anderson began working with wire in 2010 after she dismantled an alarm clock and found a copper bobbin embedded in its machinery.

That year she developed her own weaving technique using copper coloured wire, an eco-friendly material which symbolises copper representing the neuronal and technological connections of the internet debut.

Anderson puts forward the concept of memorisation (and not wrapping or enveloping) to describe the gesture of encircling an object with wire. As she begins to know the object, she memorises the relationship with it.

memorised
objects

Anderson began working with wire in 2010 after she dismantled an alarm clock and found a copper bobbin embedded in its machinery.

That year she developed her own weaving technique using copper coloured wire, an eco-friendly material which symbolises copper representing the neuronal and technological connections of the internet debut.

Anderson puts forward the concept of memorisation (and not wrapping or enveloping) to describe the gesture of encircling an object with wire. As she begins to know the object, she memorises the relationship with it.

Original coil found in an alarm clock in 2010
Original coil found in an alarm clock in 2010
Copper contained in synapses from which memory is possible
Copper found anywhere in technology.

Memorisation: weaving technique consisting of encircling an object with an eco-friendly copper-coloured wire. As Anderson gets to know the object, she builds and memorises the relationship with it, 2010

« FASTER », Google copper bobbin for undersea cables, 2011.
"Faster", Google copper bobbin for undersea cables, 2011.
"Bound" wooden bobbin and cables memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, 200 x 400 cm, 2011

“Bound” wooden bobbin and cables memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, 200 x 400 cm, 2011

"181 Kilometre Walk" Biosphere’ memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, cira 200 cm, 2013

“181 Kilometre Walk” Biosphere’ memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, cira 200 cm, 2013

Infographic map from the The Guardian showing the underwater copper cables that connect the world, 2012

Infographic map from the The Guardian showing the underwater copper cables that connect the world, 2012

"Internet Cables" internet cables gathered and collectively memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, varying dimensions, 2012

“Internet Cables” internet cables gathered and collectively memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, varying dimensions, 2012

"Internet Cables" internet cables gathered and collectively memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire by Alice Anderson, Michele Baron, Katia Beltrame, Laura Berdusco, Kimbal Bumstead, Jonathan Caruana, Ester Escolano, Laura Glaser, Sebastian Hau-Walker, Leanna Moran, Alex Laurin von der Osten Sacken, Ramsden, Fabrizio Rigutti, Stella Serpente, 2012
"Internet Cables" internet cables gathered and collectively memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire by Alice Anderson, Michele Baron, Katia Beltrame, Laura Berdusco, Kimbal Bumstead, Jonathan Caruana, Ester Escolano, Laura Glaser, Sebastian Hau-Walker, Leanna Moran, Alex Laurin von der Osten Sacken, Ramsden, Fabrizio Rigutti, Stella Serpente, 2012
"Power Cables" power cables gathered and memorised ineco-friendly copper-coloured wire, varying dimensions, 2014

“Power Cables” power cables gathered and memorised ineco-friendly copper-coloured wire, varying dimensions, 2014

Anderson memorising an electronic keyboard, during a live performance. 2012
Anderson memorising an electronic keyboard, during a live performance. 2012
"Turntable" turntable memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, 15 cm x 28 cm, 2012
"Turntable" turntable memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, 15 cm x 28 cm, 2012
"Ladders" 5 ladders memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, 300 × 30 cm, 2014
"Ladders" 5 ladders memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, 300 × 30 cm, 2014
"Albums" 30 albums, memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, varying dimensions, 2012
"Albums" 30 albums, memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire, varying dimensions, 2012
Alice Anderson, Chalie Chalosri, Alfonso Costilla Gamaza, Marta De Frutos, Virginie Herbert, Marcela Iriarte, Josue Lozano, Daniela Piedrahita, Laurin von der Osten-Sacken, Sophie Wiltshire during the process of memorisation in the studio, 2012

Alice Anderson, Chalie Chalosri, Alfonso Costilla Gamaza, Marta De Frutos, Virginie Herbert, Marcela Iriarte, Josue Lozano, <br>Daniela Piedrahita, Laurin von der Osten-Sacken, Sophie Wiltshire during the process of memorisation in the studio, 2012

Day 01 / ”Ford Mustang 1968" daily participative public performances of memorisation during 4 months, 2014

Day 01 / ”Ford Mustang 1968″ daily participative public performances of memorisation during 4 months, 2014

Day 41 / “Ford Mustang 1968" daily participative public performances of memorisation during 4 months, 2014

Day 41 / “Ford Mustang 1968″ daily participative public performances of memorisation during 4 months, 2014

Day 111 / "Ford Mustang 1968" daily participative public performances of memorisation during 4 months, 2014

Day 111 / “Ford Mustang 1968” daily participative public performances of memorisation during 4 months, 2014

Canoe" canoe collectively memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire

“Canoe” canoe collectively memorised with eco-friendly copper-coloured wire by Alice Anderson, Marie Armbruster, Zoe Authier, Damien Berger, Faustine Berger, Jocelyne Berger, Françoise Berney, Roland Berney, Dominique Bonnel, Yolande Chaleil, Nathalie Chatelain, Dany Chauvin, Lauriane Chevallier, Annaick Choquet, Gaelle Choquet, Laurette Conio, Violaine Dautremont, Remy Doucet, Jacky Desarmenien, Christiane Fayolle, Eva Ferlat, Corinne Gambi, Yvette Gauthier, Apolline Gerbet, Marie Gerbet, Gilles Girod, Anne Gresard, Françoise Guerin, Yves Guerin, Cathy Herault, Marcela Iriarte, Brigitte Joncourt, Bernadette Lacroix, Françoise Lechenault, Ben Magrin, Isabelle Magrin, Claude Mignon, Genevieve Nicod, Alice Parrod, Clara Pellegrini, Didier Pellegrini, Therese Petithuguenin, Christophe Podico, Irene Poix-Daude, Brigitte Renaud, Clarisse Renaud, Joseph Renaud, Madeleine Renaud, Valerie Renaud, Edith Rigoulot, Sophie Robbe, Catherine Sauvonnet, Monique Viennet, 5.50 m × 90 cm × 60 cm, 2013

Mimosa Pudica “remembers” and stores memory for almost a month. Monica Gagliano, National Geographic, 2014

Mimosa Pudica “remembers” and stores memory for almost a month. Monica Gagliano, National Geographic, 2014