David Szauder


I am inspired by the parallels I see between human memory and computer memory: our brains store away images to retrieve them later, like files stored away on a hard drive. But when we go back and try to re-access those memories, we may find them to be corrupted in some way.

When we see a picture we are able to remember the details, but only for a short period. In the long term we start to lose parts of the details and we fill the gaps with our self-generated memories instead of those lost fragments.

I always add a short narrative to each photo, which often allows to imagine why the subject’s appearance, and sometimes their mind, has been altered, like the glamorous woman driven to paranoia by the bubbles in her champagne.

David Szauder_Eva's glamour
Eva’s glamour

One day she wasn’t able to drink water anymore, just champagne. But from the bubbles she got paranoid.

David Szauder_mr and mrs sanday
mr and mrs sanday

Beautiful sunday with the sanday family. They were a young and solid pair, but the geometry of their feelings have been changed a lot during the years.

David Szauder_story of mr wolf
story of mr wolf

One day Mr Wolf wrote down too much numbers. When his memory was decoded the same numbers somehow modified his fragments.

David Szauder_Failed memories of Leo & Pipo
Failed memories of Leo & Pipo

French artists Leo&Pipo invited me to participate in their collaborative project. It is an honour, because they are making really amazing collages and a lot of elegant street art.

David Szauder_Failed Memories - new narratives_Oliver and the lost identity
Oliver and the lost identity

David Szauder (1976) is a hungarian media artist, living and working in Berlin since 2008. He creates computer code based digital images and interactive installations, curates exhibitions and works as an art director in various projects. Currently he is working at the Hungarian Culture Center in Berlin (CHB), giving lectures in Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf Potsdam and participating in various exhibitions.

David Szauder Gallery

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All pictures published with the Authors’ permission.

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