"I think often of the memory of bronze and flesh, the memory in our words, the memory in marble, the memory on paper and the memory on the screen. Memory that lives in the body and orality is constantly evolving and mutating , memory written on paper transcends the lifespan of biological organisms, bronze and stone extends its lifetime for centuries in exchange for stability, and the screen returns to memory a capacity for its datafication and impermanence . Each medium conditions memory’s capacity for mutation or stability, for response or neglect, for healing or harm. But is not the bronze of the statues to Robert E. Lee, Cristopher Columbus, Edward Colston, or Fray Junipero Serra which offends and drives a global movement for their toppling..."
Collapsing Time, Folding Space
Short essay written for A*Desk, Critical Thinking magazine, on the materiality of memory