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The Blue Print

Michaela Lakova, Rotterdam

Michaela Lakova (BG/NL) is a visual artist and researcher currently based in Rotterdam.
Subjects of interest are electronic errors, systems malfunction and the inevitable generation of data traces and its problematic resistance to deletion. She completed a Master program in Media Design and Communication at Piet Zwart Institute in 2014 and holds a BA (NATFA) in Stage and Screen Design.

Her works have been shown in international media art festivals and exhibitions such as: Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Spain; Art Meets Radical Openness (AMRO 2016) Linz, Austria; Radical Networks (2015), NYU, New York, USA; What Remains - Strategies of Saving and Deleting, esc medien kunst labor, Graz, Austria; Unlinked (2014), TENT Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands; ZK/U (2015), Berlin, Germany; Piksel Festival (2014), Bergen, Norway and Artists in Residency at Intercambiador ACART (2016), Madrid, Spain.

Mobile: +31 619 408 700
Email: michaela.lakova@gmail.com
Website: http://mlakova.org


Michaela Lakova
Photo: Rayna Teneva

The publication The Blue Print (2016) is a result of an archive of images, recovered from a collection of hard disks. They explore questions like: What can be digitally excavated from a computer memory? What appears and disappears in the recovery process? The images in the publication The Blue Print depart from a series of images that were seaved by the audience as part of the interactive installation Del?No, Wait!Rew (2014).

"The Blue Print is an artist’s book and an introduction to themes of media art by capturing a technopoetic and aesthetic syntax of unintentional archive. Its context stems from the prevalence of the digital technologies that are provoking us to shed data like we shed our skin, asking questions around how we store, delete, retrieve and share our personal histories as an ever-present community."
Liz Allan (Co-Editor)

*The presentation of the publication The Blue Print along with Michaela's other projects took place under the title Conversation Piece on 1st September 2016 at the venue Cosmos, Sofia.