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my hard drive broke

Sean Chamberlain and Linden How

PNCA MFA Bathroom, Portland, OR

SHOW STATEMENT

In a post-internet world, Chamberlain and How choose to interrogate and challenge the dominant and oppressive modes of information dissemination. How do previously suppressed histories find the light of the present? What makes something worthy of being remembered? How do we collect the incorporeal for preservation? Who decides this? The two artists’ work is in conversation about the abstraction and distortion of information. How certain histories have to be physically exchanged through hands, in private, for safety. Further, they explore the nature of information storage and its own modes of operation. In our current climate where information, knowledge, and histories are prismatically fractured and altered, what is a living archive?

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