Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
A collaborative project with his mother, Almborg's new work is looking at the role technology plays in our everyday lives.
I was attracted by this work for two reasons. Firstly the sense of collaboration which is an area I feel I will explore further in the future. [My Grandmother's] Imaginary Museum was a collaboration between me and my grandmother showing a parallel to the working process of this project.
Secondly the research into technology's effects on us. What is the effect of technology on our memories? Do we rely too heavily on devices to store memories. I have mentioned before at music gigs for example that people spend the whole time filming songs to play back later rather than actually listening the song being performed live.
I am also intrigued that the exhibited work was actually images taken to show the group of school children using photography and clay to experiment with this idea of technology. The work was the collaboration and the images were a document taken with a 35mm film camera of the event. Is the collaboration the practise or is the document output the practise? Both?