The Involuntary Archivist
a narrative machine
digital video, 4 min.
wood and metal construction 0.9 x 2.45 x 1.8 meters, projector, hard disk driver, HD media player, sound speakers, 2 headphones
made in collaboration with Zbyněk Baladrán
A wooden box rests on four metal legs, on one side there’s a video projection and on the other a glass panel revealing the innards of the box which consist of cables, a projector, an HD player and a hard drive. This belongs to a well-known Czech artist who earns his keep primarily by visually documenting the production of his colleagues. This box contains an unofficial archive of the Czech art scene over the last two decades. The front section of the display device shows a video explaining the reasons behind the archive and its physical form.