240 m of 35mm b&w film, 8 bit hole-punch system, interface,
courtesy Caspar Stracke
35mm puncher for punched tape for Z1, Z2 and Z3 [replica
by Konrad Zuse],
270 x 160 x 130mm, approx. 4 kg
Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
Z2 [zuse strip] is named after Konrad Zuses
second model, made in a series of the first digital computers. It
used discarded 35mm movie film from the German UFA as a medium to
read and write eight-bit binary code data with a hole-punch system.
The work addresses our ability to preserve cultural artifacts. Obsolescence
is the repressed remains of innovation, and since the information
of the past is encoded in defunct systems, how will it be possible
to preserve the past?