Traces is a software performance work that was created in a collaboration between Johannes Muljana and Pamela Lee Brenner in 2011. It incorporates a video clip which is programmatically played at random position and time to form a new sequence everytime it is played. The following are still images taken from the video clip played during the performance.
In Traces, the artists attempt to discuss the creation and recalling of memories. The random sequencing of parts of the video clip symbolise the imprecise nature of our memories, in which the “image” that is recalled everytime we remember a memory is slightly different from the last time the memory was recalled.
During the Open Day at Fraser Studios in March 2011, Traces was exhibited using a projector on the gallery wall.