Delete?No, Wait!Rewind (2014) is an interactive installation
which recovers images from hard drives without
the consent or the knowledge of the previous own-
ers, who presume their content has been deleted
forever. The audience is prompted to choose wheth-
er to delete a recovered file or save it by publishing
Whether our storage devices are locally present
(hard drives) or dislocated (the cloud), can we ever
be certain our data has been deleted permanently?
In an ongoing conversation about the impossibility
of erasing digital traces, what role do we play? Are
we plunderers, interpreters or mediators?
Python GUI, Arduino, Internet, TestDisk - open source software for data recovery, provided by CGISecurity) and fuckflickr - image gallery developed by F.A.T.
This project will be not possible without dedicated help of Javier Lloret & Brigit Lichtenegger.
Special thanks to Aymeric Mansoux, Femke Snelting, Annet Dekker, Andre Castro, Raya Lakova and Deepak Unnikrishnan