Data Erasure

Data Erasure
computer-generated sound and video

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Data Erasure is a computer-generated simulation of a conveyor belt of computer hard drives being slowly crushed. The work investigates the dual materiality and ephemerality of data — the feeling around contemporary computation that our data is at once fleeting and could be lost in an instant as well as permanently archived and maintained by corporations and governments. This simulation works within an aesthetic of in-betweeness, alternating between pseudo-photorealism and virtual hyper-reality.

Exhibited at Primavera 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia