A machine is a human prosthetic, it’s invisible when it works but appears as soon as it’s defective (like the mouse, or the keyboard in the video). But is a machine just a prothesis and a self-amputation (Sigmund Freud/Marshall McLuhan) or an autonomous intelligence? Memories and experiences are what makes us human, but when does a machine start to develop an individual personality? Does it justify identity if it forgets and memorizes?
The human memory remembers due to association and association-chains, but therefore a memory has to be subconsciously hidden in the human brain. What happens if a machine stops to save things and in memorizing them becomes deficient and human-like. A digital memory is memorized, confused and finally forgotten. This installation therefore opposes the machine-becoming of man, and replaces it with the human-becoming of machine.
The confusion and oblivion of the machine/computer is realised with an algorithm inside of an MAX MSP Patch.
This Video shows one random cycle of this installation.