Art & Design

Failed Memories by David Szauder


David Szauder’s images fade, like memories do. In his Failed Memory Series, the Hungarian artist presents faces that are changing, as if a computer has done it. They are turning into pixels, getting blurry, giving the impression they are rotate.

Having moved to Berlin since 2008, Szauder is quering human memory’s boundaries and its connection to the digital one. He is counting on brain’s weakness to store details of images it has come across, for a long period of time. He is exploiting the idea of artificial intelligence and how it is widely perceived, in order to “unlock” human memory. The result consists of a photo series, which on the one hand oblige the mind to enter a decoding procedure, on the other hand, they are well-balanced aesthetically and satisfy the viewer’s eyes.

David Szauder was born in 1976. He has studied Art History at the Eötvös Loránd University and Intermedia at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in  Budapest, while during 2008-2009 he was at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University in Finland. Nowadays, except for his personal projects, he is working as a curator, gives lectures and takes part in workshops, relative to interactive media.

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