Epic Hand Washing in the Time of Lost Narratives
'Epic Hand Washing in the Time of Lost Narratives' by xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman is a speculative remix that confronts Epic Kitchens, a dataset of first-person cooking videos, with quotations from literature written during or about prior pandemics such as the bubonic plague and the global influenza pandemic of 1918-19.
The project reveals the arbitrary nature of information preservation and highlights the constructed nature of digitised materials. Blurring the lines between art and archive, or information and dataset, this work furthers discourse about the digital dataset as an authority of knowledge curation. Part of the 'Data / Set / Match' programme.
Suggested Citation:Starnaman, S. & burrough, x. (2020) 'Epic Hand Washing in the Time of Lost Narratives', The Photographers’ Gallery: Unthinking Photography. Available at: https://unthinking.photography/commissions/epic-hand-washing-in-the-time-of-lost-narratives