An aural and visual essay that overlays several journeys, a sensory one that attempts to evoke a perceived time, place or geography through the mapping of territories, and a narrative one materialized as a speculative epistolary correspondence between the present and the future that continuously summons the past.
Three videos are used in real time composition to explore the combination of the moving images – the edited sequence creates a non-existing-place.
Imagine these fragments are a response to a not-yet-written manifesto for a hedonistic archive. Then imagine they are a response to a manifesto which cannot be written at all and should not be either.
A performance by Meg Stuart, establishing the gesture and the body as a force against the rule of law in the archive.
An interview with Senegalese storyteller Babacar Mbaye Ndaak about oral culture and archives.
This text examines how sound can be archived on an object like a wax cylinder and how this way of archiving the intangible differs fundamentally from the approach of oral cultures, using Safi Faye’s film Fad’jal as an example.