Memory Loss – Lucy Denegre

For this project, I scanned in 13 found slides. I then edited the file information in text and audio editing software and converted it back to an image file. This conversion and loss of information results in “glitched images”. I then printed these images as “slides” again, put them in slide holders, and projected them with an old school slide projector.

This project was largely an exploration of how information that gets lost in translation, and how the loss of information for digital and physical media isn’t exactly comparable. The context for these found images has been lost; through time, damage and change of ownership. Whatever memory or story they are able to tell is unreadable to me, much like damaged files that may be unable to be opened, whose detail and information have been lost over compressions and conversions and uploads.