Lost memory

Oded Ezer has created a series of eight short films to explore how typography can be viewed in a new format.

If you could keep one memory, what would it be? The Victoria and Alfred Museum in London will present a dramatic vision of a narrative world where memory is lost.

Commissioned by the V&A in London, the Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace exhibition seeks to bring to life Hari Kunzru’s work of fiction and transform the work into a multi-dimensional exhibition experience by using leading graphic designers and typographers.

Challenging the viewer’s perception of what it is to read words, Oded Ezer has created a series of short typographic videos embracing new meanings and insights for letters.

Often described as an experimental typographer, Ezer’s contribution pushes the world of words into a new realm. His eight short films interpret Kunzru’s protagonist’s misremembered definition of events.

Moving images are projected onto a screen, which then bounce of onto white walls where they make up an unusual mosaic. The videos can be watch individually but when viewed in sequence establish a complete memory.

The Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace exhibition is on display from 18 June to 21 October 2013. 

Watch the Talk with Oded Ezer