Audrey Samson

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Audrey Samson is an artist-researcher whose performative installations explore how memory and technical objects are iteratively reconfigured and entangled in the context of networked data archiving. Samson uses erasure of data as a performative strategy to examine the relationship between network materiality and forgetting. In works such as Chéri, ne me quitte pas and Goodnight Sweetheart, erasure is achieved by visceral chemical degradation and embalming procedures. Her artistic approach, informed by the cultural context of technology, is ethnographical and rooted in software studies. Samson's work has been presented at festivals and galleries throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Canada.

Samson holds a BC in Fine arts from the Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Media design from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She taught courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (theory 2008, 2009; communication 2009; hacking & free software 2010), the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam (media design minor, software, 2008-10) and School of Creative Media, Hong Kong (2012-14). Routinely gives workshops (i.e. trinknics, networked performance, html/css, soldering, wearables). Member of Roger 10-4, Genderchangers and aether9. Previously she lived in Montreal, Rotterdam and Hong Kong.

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