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Contemporary Digital Age Memory

Contemporary Digital Age Memory reflects on the fragility of digital externalised memories. The externalisation of memory has been practiced since prehistorical cave paintings. Over the years the way we externalise our memory evolved. With smartphones it’s become easier to take pictures than ever before. Unaware to most of us, the act of unconscious photography often impairs memory rather than supports it. A series of plaster bricks engraved with screenshots of our externalised memories become a physical embodiment of its digital form. In an installation these bricks get exposed to dripping water, carving away its engravings over time. It is a conversation piece that allows for people to think about the fleetingness of memory once it enters the digital realm. Capturing something intangible in a form that takes it out of its original context.