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Virtual memory storages compensate for the imperfections of human memory. The project, Gloom of Mnemosyne, by Michaela Putz undertakes an attempt to re-appropriate this technological form of memory. This is based on data, pixels, spots of light: raw data that have an entirely different quality to the fuzziness of memory. Due to their emotional coloration our thoughts change over time and appear as partly vague and obscure set pieces. However, this processual form of remembering also allows us to re-assess and re-interpret events. In this sense, the project attempts to re-mystify digital souvenir images, to examine their intangibility and to visually explore their interstitial spaces.