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  • Magnetic-core Memories (2012)

    Magnetic-core Memories is a machine-driven performance piece centered around a 1950's era robot whose memory was erased in an attempt to neutralize its perceived technological power. For decades it has been attempting to recreate those lost memories and its own identity through a magnetic pseudoscientific process. The memory is physically represented by ferrofluid (a magnetic liquid) in the bottom of a tank of water which serves as the robot's brain. A grid of electromagnets behind the brain pull the memory fluid through the tank in a choreographed sequence. The fluid separates and reconnects but eventually the system fails. The cycle repeats after one minute, but the memory recreation sequence never succeeds.