Ephemera, the Technophemera Teacher
The Red Memories or the Blue Memory?
Don’t forget the teacher that we call “ephemera” – in as early as 2007 I started making molds of, at the time, modern hard-drives. I made molds and cast them in cement attempting to give the illusion of permanence. The hard-drive, ah the intermediary friend that holds and stores our “data” – it may be work, business or personal, but it always does its job. It will record, host, store and archive.
but, memories aren’t static…what becomes of them over time?
This frozen outdated hard-drive sculptures shown here on August 14th 2017 is to remind us of the metaphors that illustrate our lives. Our brains and mind(s) record and store the experiences, situations and occurrences that call reality, much like a hard-drive, however, does the hard drive feel the sentiments and emotions that we assign to those commands and interactions? This sculpture series has melted. It only lives on as a memories of data memory. I wanted to use and apply temperature as a medium to facilitate and face its utilitarian demise. The beauty of technology though, we can transfer the data from the old device, update it and continue its legacy. We can even change how we feel about what “we” store if we choose to, or we can become cold and numb as it simply melts away.
#technophemera is an ongoing collaboraion between myself and @leonreidiv – the works live on and will resurface when YOU need them to.