Electronic Dust

An enormous amount of files are created, shared, modified, remixed, stored and lost online each day. These videos speak about the ephemeral nature of digital files.  The title “Electronic Dust” refers to the ephemeral files that exist in the cloud. This video was made from the time-lapse images I recorded over 4-6 days.

The forms were chosen from creative commons license digital files available online and edited and modified to create casting molds. The molds are 3D printed in plastic and then ceramic materials are cast into the molds.  These solid ceramic materials are then fired, transforming it from a fragile condition to rock hard material. Once the fired pieces are exposed to air, it will start to expand and crumble into dust.

“Electronic Dust / Ephemeral Structure - Screw Bit” 2018 Created in Rhomhild, Germany. Fired Ceramic Materials, time-lapse recording for 6 days.

 

“Electronic Dust / Ephemeral Structure - Bolt” 2018 Created in Rhomhild, Germany. Fired Ceramic Materials, time-lapse recording for 4 days.