Michaela Lakova (BG) is a visual artist currently based in Rotterdam. She studied at the Media Design and Communication MA (Piet Zwart Institute). She holds a BA (NATFA) in Stage and Screen design. Her field of research and practice invokes catchy bits and bytes of errors, systems malfunction and the inevitable generation of data traces and its problematic resistance to deletion. Her work DEL?No Wait!REW installation takes a forensic approach to a collection of discarded hard drives, constructively problematizes the notion of “deletion” confronting the audience with larger questions of data ownership and the ethics around data recovery.