Audrey Samson

Audrey Samson is a media designer, artist and researcher formerly based in Rotterdam/Montréal and is a phd researcher at SCM in Hong Kong. She develops artistic strategies that examine the implications of the materiality of networks, exploring how social memory is related to objects and networked data archiving.

Connect the Dots 2015 will exhibit Goodnight Sweetheart, a data embalming service created by Samson. The installation is a cemetery of defunct electronic devices cast in resin, with their memories irretrievably crystallised. The service is a digital data funeral, a ritual to symbolically escape datafication and put our datafied selves to rest.

The piece is a reminder that we are entwined more and more with our digital data, our online profiles and virtual personas. “We have a lot of digital information and digital traces online and this has many consequences...”