Monique Saunders

Me.Mory is a post-internet kinetic sculpture that explores analog values in our digital age; it inhabits the body of a phenakistoscope to mimic animated gifs through the illusion of motion.


I am fascinated by the culture behind animated gifs and their power to tell stories through short loops. Since my youth, I have expressed myself visually, growing up in an environment where freedom of speech was forbidden. I was left with pencil and paper as my only tools for self-expression.

Me.Mory is a tribute to my childhood memories, the time when I used to hide and create. The result is a psychedelic experience using optical illusions and the simple functions of light; an analog version of animated gifs.