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Michaela Lakova (BG) is an interdisciplinary artist. Trained as a stage and costume designer, she tries to bridge her practice with a lost and found approach to media. Her field of research and practice involves catchy bits and bytes of errors, systems malfunction and the inevitable generation of data traces and its problematic resistance to deletion.


[DEL? No, wait! REW] asks the question, is it possible to delete?
Through a system that relies on feedback, interface and screens, the performative act of browsing, selecting and erasing someone’s data is passed over to the audience. [DEL? No, wait! REW] aims to confront the visitor with the following dilemma: whether to COPY/TRANSMIT/SHARE or to DELETE/REMOVE/ERASE retrieved files.