by Eddie, 9 December 2013
What if we had to physically remove the images and info that get stored on our computers over the course of 4 months of browsing? How difficult would it be to dispose of? Would it ever really be gone? Is it ever really gone? Those are some of the questions provoked by “hacker-artist” Evan Roth in the above piece which is currently on display at the show show “View In Room” at F.A.T. GOLD Europe.
According to his website, “Roth’s work is informed by the misuse of seemingly rigid structures and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied to non-digital systems.”
Roth has applied to “hacker -artist” philosophy to send-ups of TED Talks, the TSA, Google, and the terrifying Beliebers, so it’s not out of the question to assume that this project is a take on the recent NSA hubbub and the digital footprints that trail behind us everywhere we go.