“Keepalive” by Aram Bartholl (2015) takes the form of a modified 1.5-ton boulder that lies in a forest clearing next to a small creek, on the grounds of the Springhornhof, a museum of site-specific outdoor sculpture. Unlike an actual rock, however, “Keepalive” houses a fire-powered wifi router that, once activated, connects users through their phones to a list of downloadable survival guides — transforming the boulder into a hard drive of stone. Permanently installed, the piece has a sturdy structure meant to stand the test of time. It contemplates the amount of value we place on data and the types of survival tools we may require in a tech-driven world.

(images taken from http://datenform.de/blog/keepalive/)