Article17, installation

Michaela Lakova (Bulgaria/Holland)


Article17 is an online poem based on Michaela's ongoing research into the Right to erasure (also known as the Right to be forgotten) – a legislation allowing individuals to request search engines to delist their personal data. Lakova uses the official language of Article 17, part of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) accepted in May 2018 which introduces a new set of rules and regulations which aim to control how private companies collect, store, and use personal data. However this legislation remains difficult to comprehend outside of the world of law enforcement. This work was developed during the online residency x-temporary.