Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

“Basically, you go to the root of memory, and it’s all about interaction with found documents – look at how you acquire language. You mirror the environment around you. That’s what sampling does – it’s a process of recall that changes memory as you recall it.”—DJ Spooky

The works created in Hot Wallpapers began with a downloaded set of wallpapers taken from a popular tablet device released in 2012 . Designed to be used as an official preloaded wallpaper set for a Google Nexus 7 Tablet, these default images have become widely shared and recognisable; an aesthetic shared as part of a collective memory.

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