Cyber ~ Cyber Archive: Archiving as a sustainable counter-hegemonic practice

Cyber ~ Cyber Archive: Archiving as a sustainable counter-hegemonic practice

Hakara Journal, (ed.) Ashutosh Poddar and Noopur Desai, 2018

Artistic practices have forced a change in how archives may be looked against
the grain, used and even produced. Counter Archives, or specifically archives
as artistic practice have often sought to disrupt the power matrix of the
archival canon, often employing the same strategies and tools of the
institutional archive, to counter it. For me, archiving is conceptually
integrated into praxis – whether towards an artistic research or declared as a
work by itself, an active process. It is not a passive matrix through which
content passes but a body of work that shapes the entailed content. The
archives that I’m interested in are not ‘art’ per se, but that archives are
primarily in service to knowledge – its production, its transmission, and its
retention for future use.

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