MDC Museum of Art + DesignI Remember Miami

A participatory artwork by Dora GarcĂ­a, commissioned by MOAD MDC

Photo: Martina Tuaty / For Iris PhotoCollective
Photo: Martina Tuaty / For Iris PhotoCollective

Submit Your Recording

Instructions

  1. Think about a single place in Miami, where you have been in the past (once, many times, every day), and that has personal significance to you or that made a special impression on you
  2. Have on hand an audio-recording device. A phone or any other audio-recording device will work. (The Voice Memo app on an iPhone is great for this.)
  3. Stand next to a window or on a balcony. Observe what is outside. Start the audio recording. Close your eyes.
  4. Imagine yourself in that special place where you have been in the past. In your mind, start walking around in it. Describe the place as you remember it, as it was the day or days you were there, describing your memories according to your path through it: you enter the space, you start walking, you look to your right, to your left, in front, behind, you continue walking, until you leave the space again. Remember, this is not about describing events or occurrences in that space, or your feelings about it, but about describing the place itself.
  5. The recording of your voice can be a length you consider adequate for a listener to reconstruct your impressions of the space. It can be short (just a couple of minutes) or long (up to 15 minutes).
  6. Once you are satisfied with your audio recording, stop the recording and open your eyes. Take a photo (with your phone or any camera) of the space/the room where you have made the sound recording. You may also choose a different photograph that corresponds to the place you have remembered. This could be a family photo, an image from the internet, or a shot of an object that has a connection to the place you have described..
  7. Submit your sound and image files, along with your name and the date of the recording.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Please record your memories in the language of your choice. The recordings and images will be collected and posted online and on social media. Please submit only one audio recording and one, two, or three photos. Each recording should be identified with the memory of a single person.


If you have any questions about I Remember Miami or need assistance with your submission, please contact us at Iremembermiami@mdc.edu

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