2021 Server racks, LED Lights, Mirrors, Plexi, Hardware, Screen Mesh
84in x 36in x Variable Length
I consider the duality of the term “memory” as both technological entity and human experience. Server racks function as hardware stores for both active data and passive archival processing needs. In my work, they serve as a foundational architecture for memory.
There is a societal expectation to codify our existence. Our personal information is entered into and stored as various digital forms within data lakes. A lack of digital footprint challenges day-to-day transactions, yet without familiarity or context, It is nearly impossible to glean information from a data set as meaningful details are only perceptible to those who already know what they are seeking.
Within Memory Palace, translucent plexi levels form the bases of extruded screen mesh grids; their layered tension creating the illusion of scrolling code despite being stationary. Upon closer look, the grids form architectural plans.
Environments are the cornerstone of memory, and the plans are from my personal dwellings, including childhood homes and adult New York City/Austin apartments. The plexi-levels are arranged in a familiar serial, structural language to the sliding shelves of a functional server rack. Their differing opacities coupled with reimagined memories-as-grid plays with the slippage and depersonalization of intimate spaces’ portrayal.