Hidden Memories is a pioneering experiment in storytelling through technology, a piece of documentary art and an exercise in empathy through change of perspective.
Twelve People. Twelve Stories. Twelve Perspectives.
Hidden Memories sends listeners walking on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv on a journey to the square's recent past, carried by the multiple voices of supporters and critics of the Maidan revolution from different walks of life.
Using GPS technology, the app knows the user’s location, linking audio scenes to the actual places where they might have happened. It turns the present into a stage to be filled with a past recreated from the users’ imagination and the voices they listen to.
This way, we are hoping to stimulate communication and reconciliation between large factions of the Ukrainian people that have been divided by their perspectives on the country's recent history, helping to bridge a painful gap.
Please note: The app is working as intended only on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and with headphones.
Learn more about the project on http://hidden-memories.org