Memory Cellars is an augmented tour of the new Cinema building. The tour is constructed of binaural sound and voice acting to build a speculative future in which the building is a distributed archive and research headquarters for the MemCel company.
The fictional characters give competing stories of the mysterious ongoings of the company’s research and its foundation. So it’s up to the participant to traverse the building in order to find different narrative clues and put the pieces together. In addition, each story ends with a prompt in which the participant can record their own memories or ideas and thus collectively author the archive. In addition to working with MEML, the building app was a collaboration with Andreas Kratky’s Living Building Project.