A conversation on compulsive archiving in relation to a private archive of press photography on Liberia.
Schaber’s contribution revisits her 2004 work culture is our business and considers the complex issues around these three agencies. At stake in these differences are how the image’s story should be told, and how this telling is embedded in the viewing and understanding of history.
This essay explores the plural notion of “ethnofuturisms” by employing a comparative approach. The cultural and political vicissitudes of “futurist” tropes are traced in literary and audiovisual creations that engage with the national, ethnic, and/or racial contexts of the Middle East, African diaspora, East Asia, and former Eastern Bloc.
The audio map “biography of kecak” is an attempt to decrease this discrepancy between the singularity of archival knowledge and the multiplicity of individual realiities – using the sonic as its material.
These images were taken in the frame of The Whole Life Academy. Laura Fiorio accompanied the project as a photographer from the beginning in 2019 and developed her own approach of documenting archival sites and methods.
Accumulation and multiplication of images is an accumulation of the hidden histories behind them. How do we recover these invisible histories?
In search of a polyphony that speaks to the ecologies, nightmares, poisons and antidotes that come to assemble an Archive for the Eleventh Hour.
An open-source, collaborative diary for creating archival alliances. We identify “commoning the archive” as a disobedient, decolonized, autonomous, subversive, and rogue practice. Hereby, we can approach it as a collective mnemonic practice.
An interview with Susanne Altmann, art historian and curator, about methods of historical witnessing and her work about women’s art and artistic networks in former East Germany (GDR).
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.