Archive und Kunst: "Artificial memory" von Arnold Dreyblatt

Artificial Memory from Arnold Dreyblatt on Vimeo.

„This archive about archives questions the permanence of data storage, presented as discussions between professional archivists and in institutional reports, most of which were collected in the internet. The archive becomes a metaphor for a resistance against forgetting and loss.

The work is presented in a darkened room which is illuminated by the antique form of an enormous paper scroll, seemingly without a beginning or an end, representing a sacred object with biblical overtones. The scroll is mounted on a wooden base containing florescent tubes, with a glass surface.

Each line of text extends to 18 meters, flowing on to the beginning of the next line. The eye follows this stream of content, until one loses one’s horizontal location – resulting in a shifting of one’s visual attention as one springs vertically to a new starting position

997 text fragments and thumbnail images from various digital and archival sources, collected 1993 – 1999. All entries are time-stamped from the moment of collection.

Exhibited:
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 1999-2000
Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, 2003 “


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