What happens when ancient mnemonic devices collide with hyperspeed technology? What structures and transactions of thinking are innate to being human–and which ones are we rapidly exporting? MERONYMY is a kaleidoscopic portrait of memory in the Information Age.
This piece was originally developed through an experimental collaboration with installation artists Megan and Murray McMillan and sound artist Peter Bussigel for Brown University’s Writing is Live Festival. MERONYMY is the text that emerged and continues to be re-imagined for different performative contexts. Megan and Murray’s large-scale installation and subsequent works reflecting on the collaborative process (a single-channel video, site-specific video installation, and series of photographs) have continued life under the title THE REMAINS OF SOMETHING WHOLE.
The text subsequently received a reading at Playwrights’ Horizons, dir. Kristin Marting, later, and was revised for a theatrical premiere at Red Eye Theater, dir. Steve Busa.
Photo courtsey of Brown University