Guto Nóbrega, instillation view of "Cache Memory", 2002, Interactive digital screen based work.

 Installation view of “Cache Memory”, 2002, Interactive digital screen based work.

Guto Nóbrega

This is a work about time and memory. The memory recovered by the photos and the memory of the computer that allows interaction with the digital image on the web site. Cache memory shows that the past, the present and the future can be, by one click of your finger, collapsed by the interface of new media.

Guto Nóbrega was born in Brazil in 1965 and is now a professor at the School of Fine Arts in the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. His interests center around interactivity and interface as a way to think about and construct new realities with the help of digital technologies. Nobrega asks us to consider that the digital body is converging as a hybrid with our physical body and space. Cache Memory is a work about time and memory. His childhood photographs were used as reference and inspiration for the contemporary re-photographing of those exact places, although he is no longer there posed as a child. Memory is recovered by the photos and the memory of the computer that allows interaction with the digital image on the web site. Cache Memory shows that the past, the present, and the future can become one by a mere click of the finger.

Guto Nóbrega has shown in virtual galleries on-line and at galleries and museums spanning North and South America.