Data Souvenirs of Fear

Memento Timori (or Data Souvenirs of Fear) are material expressions of personal moments of overcoming fears through the lens of contemporary digital society. Acknowledging the importance of overcoming life’s challenges and accepting struggle and weakness as part of being human, Memento Timori challenge the notion of souvenirs as mementos predominantly of special occasions or joyous adventures. It is reclaiming the souvenir from consumerist representations to memorialise all aspects of human nature.

Documenting our lived experiences through data tracking digital devices has become common place and this series of autobiographic souvenirs explores the relationship between such data and the personal experiences it aims to capture as cherished souvenirs of fears.