Digital Ashes

is the Master’s Thesis of artist Bruno Christofoletti Barrenha presented in the Digital Media programme at the University of the Arts Bremen.

The project engages with the collection and manipulation of pre-existent digital files as source material to produce artworks. What drives the research is the relation between material death understood here as lost, burnt, damaged, and vulnerable materials in the context of public archives and the role of the Internet as a means for reviving and preserving the past of a people’s shared memory. 

The thesis is comprised of a written part, a short film, and this website. 
Supervised by Dr. Petra Klusmeyer and Wendelien van Oldenborgh. 

The website is divided as follows: 

a bricolage of found digital files
presents the thesis in full.
film references
contains the material used in the short film.
other projects
consists of the artist’s portfolio.
Bruno Christofoletti Barrenha *1996, Rio Claro, Brazil.
Currently based in Bremen/Hamburg, Germany.

2015-18 Bachelor in Film at the Federal University of Pernambuco.
2019-22 Master in Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen. DAAD Scholarship holder.


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