Pictured is a 2.5" hard drive which failed under operation in 2014. The loss of data contained on the disks is signified by graphic elements, printed directly onto the glass platters. The iconography records metadata which serves as an abstract memorial of data death, the meaning of which is known only to the artist. This work is part of a wider investigation into the fragility of intangible keepsakes in personal digital archives.
Produced in collaboration with Graphic Designer and illustrator,
Emma Balebela, 2014.