Digital Afterlife_b.1922_Opened File, Media installation (2019)
Audio collaboration with Trails
Sarah Jasmine Hodgson uses new technologies to examine what makes us human, what we collect, our sense of purpose, our mortality: the human condition. Sarah Jasmine asked her grandmother to select sentimental objects that mark significant points in her life, such as the passing down of family heirlooms, marriage, and gifts from loved ones. Each of these objects is put through 3D photogrammetry processing which creates accurate 3D models of the real objects. This process allows Sarah Jasmine to preserve these objects as extensions of her grandmother's life for the digital age. However, she fragments these models and collages them into abstract dilapidated forms. This act of fragmentation evokes the dilapidation and alteration of human memory, forever subject to shifting change. For Sarah Jasmine, it is important to find altruistic means for the digital cool precision of technology. This project is a time capsule, it memorializes and celebrates her grandmother's life, offering a digital afterlife.