Annet Dekker - Lost and Living (In) Archives
An archive is a collection of documents and records that is preserved for historical purposes. As such, an archive is considered a site of the past, a place that contains traces of a collective memory of a nation, a people, or a group. Digital archives have changed from stable entities into flexible systems, referred to with the term "Living Archives". But in which ways has this change affected our relationship to the past, present, and future? Will the erased, forgotten, and neglected be redeemed, and new memories be allowed? Lost and Living (in) Archives shows that an archive is not simply a recording, a reflection, or an image of an event, but that it shapes the event itself and thus influences both present and past.
304 pages, 22 x 17cm, softcover, Valiz (Amsterdam)