Remember to Forget

Remember to Forget, a precursor to 26 or less, was an online research project on trouble with word finding and sound art. It asked, what does memory recall sound like? Part of answering this question involved one of the most common rituals of remember, the act of repetition. And the distance we take it. Participants were asked to submit a personal audio recording of the list of words below.

i can’t remember
i forgot
i am drawing a blank
it doesn’t come to mind
i am trying to find the word
i don’t know
and you never forget where you are
forget it
before i forget
refresh my memory
if my memory serves me correctly
this will jog my memory
flashbulb memory
memory palace

The public call for audio submissions is now closed. Many thanks to participants for their contributions. Stay tuned on the outcome of this research here.

Image: Remember to Forget (II), 2011 © Susan Hiller