Ash Bell Creative | Access Memory

Access Memory

  • 06 Jul

  • Ash Bell

A collection of objects and photographs linking elements of traditional Victorian mourning jewellery and iconography, to modern ephemeral technology and fleeting random access memory, exploring the way we view death. A photo of an anonymous mourner at my grandfathers funeral with his presence highlighted in gold; A resin, plaster and gold leaf ‘death mask’ for myself; wearable mourning jewellery from traditionally weaved hair, RAM chips, pearls traditionally representing tears, and gold in resin; rings from SD cards full of personal photos rendered useless; bracelets with the internal cabling from my old USB cords; and a photograph of the glitter left over from another artist’s installation.

Ash Bell. Access Memory (2015), Wearables, Sculpture and Photographs, Mixed Media.