'Is There Beauty in Forgetting?' is a three parted video that speculates about aesthetic meanings of forgetting. In the age of digital, the meaning of forgetting is changing, since digital media by default do not forget (i.e. data themselves do not age or deteriorate by the passing of time or duplication unlike analogue media). In relation to the context the artist explores the possibilities of beauty of forgetting in the digital age, through the video that mimics the format of video blog. The video shows painterly, fragmentary images that are montaged with a narrative voice that speculates about a number of topics associated with digital media and information loss.
The first part of the video compares digital memory and other precedent media. Through visual narratives that are symbolic of disappearance and deterioration, the video questions the possible beauty of disappearance as forgetting. The second part speculates on possibilities of beauty of data loss. The video shows how we overlook and forget the lost data through the compression of digital images, and reveals the contemplative surface that is a by-product of the compression. The third part envisages algorithms that forget our online footprints and personal data throughout time, and the narration speculates on the poetic aspect of the forgetful algorithms.