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Adam Scher (designer)
Cynthia Lawson (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)




Lost in Performance is a series of critical art works that explores the relationship between human and computer performance. The main focus of the collection is to draw attention to the temporal aspect of our memories, questioning the process with which we save and store information. Performing and processing become interchangeable actions as each piece is continuously repeated using a variety of digital and analogue methods. Personal photographs and home videos are used as the core content in each work, suggesting the relationship between performance/process and memory. The visual aesthetics of the work expose the deteriorating effects of time and repetition, suggesting that memory, human and digital, is imperfect and does not last forever.



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