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Alex Hovet \ External Memory Devices

I came across Alex Hovet's installation after researching artists who have made work about digital memory storage, in this installation, Hovet examines emerging scientific process of encoding and storing digital files inside DNA. The multifaceted installation intelligently comments on the aesthetic of corporate spaces and products, exploring the contemporary attempt to condense and control the biology of our volatile and vulnerable bodies.


I really like the artists way of looking at something biological, like DNA, from a technological point of view. I feel this reflects my take on human and digital memory. In terms of the physical installation, I think it's really interesting how Hovet has made use of the architecture of the space and the use of quite clinical objects has a really powerful affect on the spectator, perhaps touching on something that makes the spectator feel quite vulnerable.





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