This is the Time: This is the Record of Time

13 September – 9 November 2014, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA)

By Sam Steverlynck

Kristina Benjocki, Study of Focus, 2014. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Courtesy the artist & SMBA, Amsterdam

Never before now have we bombarded each other with so many messages – whether by email or SMS – and immortalised ourselves with such a profligacy of digital images. At the same time, the archiving of this data has become deeply ephemeral and intangible, the majority of it condemned to disappear forever or become obsolete due to changing technologies, in which new models replace previous ones. These could themselves be used as a record or memory of a certain time.…

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