Marcell Mars

PublisherMeson Press2019
Archives have become a nexus in the wake of the digital turn. This book sets out to show how expanded archival practices can challenge contemporary conceptions and inform the redistribution of power and resources. Calling for the necessity to reimagine the potentials of archives in practice, the three contributions ask: Can archives fulfill their paradoxical potential as utopian sites in which the analog and the digital, the past and future, and remembrance and forgetting commingle?
Today, we live in a world where every time we turn on our smartphones, we are inextricably tied by data, laws and flowing bytes to different countries. A world in which personal expressions are framed and mediated by digital platforms, and where new kinds of currencies, financial exchange and even labor bypass corporations and governments. Simultaneously, the same technologies increase governmental powers of surveillance, allow corporations to extract ever more complex working arrangements and do little to slow the construction of actual walls along actual borders. On the one hand, the agency of individuals and groups is starting to approach ...
PublisherThe Volume Project2015
ABOUT UNFOLD #1 A Library Where the Books Have Melted Into One Another and the Titles Have Faded Away Sara Giannini In music, counterpoint is the relationship between two or more voices that are independent in contour and rhythm, and interdependent in harmony. The first installment of Unfold proposes a contrapuntist arrangement for coded texts, found images, field recordings, photocopies, notes and videos extracted from different times and places. Let’s play! Open the folder named “A Library Where the Books Have Melted Into One Another and the Titles Have Faded Away” and you will be led to two series of alphabetically ordered folders. Some of them ...

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