Keyword: Surrogate

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Knots can store and transport information as a three-dimensional medium – in the Andes they were used in this way for centuries. Nayeli Vega looks at their practical as well as their symbolic function and with digital and analog methods creates knots to encrypt data.

What happens when a private collection is turned into a public archive? The film Transient Witness explores the common features and necessary distinctions between art collections and archives as well as the various materials and cultural substrata that enable their existence.

A one day long choreography with an orchestra of bird whistles in public spaces in Dresden. An enactment of the Walter Marchetti piece “The Bird of Paradise. Hunting in the City” (1977).

Vilém Flusser Archive exists twice, once as a completely digital duplicate. Based on this, the authors follow the reasoning of duplicity in order to approach Flusser’s legacy.