reel writingA dark archive is a repository that is inaccessible to all users, a fail-safe used for data recovery in case of disaster. Often, the custodians of dark archives have no access to the material they protect.

Dark archives are generally used to store content rather than operational versions of the original media.

dark-archive-1-1Dark Archive (2016)(Scent extracted from a decomposing print of Prof. Joseph Rock’s film, “Na-Khi Har-La-Llu Dance”), vinegar syndrome, film reel container, chemical sieve

dark-archive-2-1Dark Archive (2016) (Scent extracted from a decomposing print of Prof. Joseph Rock’s film “The Celebration of the Feast of Tsong Kha Pa”) Vinegar syndrome, film reel container, chemical sieve

dark-archive-2-1dark-archive-3-1dark-archive-4-1Dark Archive (Catacombs) (2016)  Non-archival inkjet prints from lossy files

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Dark Archive (Slide) (2016) Scan of slide found on sidewalk

SCN_0003Dark Archive (2016)  Scan from unidentified 16 mm film print

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Dark Archive (2016) Photographed internal mailing envelopes

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Dark Archive (2016) Photographed map label

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Dark Archive (2016) Photograph of unused library service desk

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Dark Archive (2016) Clandestine iPhone photograph of Greek expedition map

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