Sorry to dump on you like this.zip recirculates my porn collection with my love letters embedded as metadata. 1,860 jpegs tell a story filename-by-filename of love, lust, heartbreak, and banality from emails and text messages dated 1999 to 2015 — the same years when I was actively downloading pornography.
Rhizome commissioned the zip file to inaugurate The Download. Read contributing editor, Paul Soulellis’ essay, “Again and again, the work asks us — now that we’ve downloaded — is it ours? Who do we decide to keep or discard through time? These stories are an offering of sorts: characters once loved, now staged as daddies and bears, cigars and cocks. The object-files of Sorry to dump on you like this.zip travel through networked relations, but settle into hard drives like angry ghosts.” Photo courtesy of Rhizome.