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Ulrike Sturm

Visual Artist in Noosa Heads

Memory Imprints of Papua New Guinea

PRESENTED ON AUG 24, 2016
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 18

"Memories were triggered and ideas for drawing came flooded back into my mind."

In Memory Imprints of Papua New Guinea from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast, visual artist Ulrike Sturm focuses on her work with artist’s books, printmedia, and visual narratives. As a teen Ulrike lived in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The impact of that amazing experience never really left her and she cherished the vivid childhood memories she had of those years. It is perhaps strange then, that she didn’t go back there for such a long time, only once until two months ago. Ulrike’s Pecha Kucha talk is therefore about her recent trip to PNG, what adventures she encountered, and how all this relates to her creative practice as a visual artist.  This includes her ephemeral vinyl artworks – many of which draw on memory and are destroyed at the end of the exhibit. 

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Memory Space

BY CARO AND MIKE
IN BERLIN

Caro and Mike did a live performance with tape recorder, voice and sound effects: An audio visual work in progress about isolation and memory of the human body & spirit in the context of empty, abandoned spaces and places. They used the setting of a former Russian military base in the town of Wünsdorf to re-tell their story of ghosts that reappear in the form of voices, images and sounds. Kind of spooky!

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Creating a Memory

BY MAT DUNK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

Mat Dunk uses his eye for compostion and commitment to his art to capture the natural beauty of the Great lakes area of New South Wales in Australia.

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Fragile Memory

BY KIMBERLEY WADE
@ VOL 21 ON MAY 19, 2015

Presented by Kimberley Wade

A look at how you memory can play tricks on you, even under gun fire!

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207 Days in Papua パプアで過ごした207日

BY TSUZUKI MASAHIRO
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Architects can find themselves working all over the world. Kyoto-based designer Masahiro Tsuzuki goes out of his element by volunteering in Papua New Guinea for over 200 days, helping to design and build infrastructure. He shares his experience - and surprises - here at PKN Kyoto Vol.19.

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The Beginning of Memory

BY MIGUEL GUITART, PH.D.
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"The story of Buffalo is inextricably linked to the notion of memory. That memory is now in Danger."

In The Beginning of Memory from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Spanish architect and academic Miguel Guitart remembers the importance of Buffalo's signature past and visual legacy that has made the city unique, and compels the audience to slow down enough to observe it for themselves, together on a quest to find it's soul once more. In this beautiful poetic performance, he shares a series of ephemeral photos of the city, titled "Americana" with music by Philippe Rombi and excerpts of Laurie Anderson's "The Beginning of Memory", illustrating that despite PechaKucha's fixed format, presentations can take all forms.  

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 

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Spatial Memory Mapping

BY LYLA CATELLIER
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.

Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!

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Can Memory Be Restored?

BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."

In "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, Researcher from Maastricht University, Sarah-Anna Hescham shares new techniques that are being explored to manage and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. But for some people, especially the elderly, forgetfulness is a common occurrence... Does a cure exist?

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

BY NEIL CURTIS
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.