Answering Machine: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s “The Cabinet of Curiousness”

Perhaps, curious reader, you may be eager to know what was then said and done? Click on the images below to hear and see for yourself. 

– Apuleius Metamorphoses (adapted)

Originally – an appropriate beginning, since the Greek word arche, from which the notion is derived means “beginning” – an archive is a place of storage and ordering of the material objects that feel and facilitate cultural memory. Its primary feature is pastness.

Mieke Bal “Archive” in Something Strange this Way.

[A] bit like the answering machine whose voice outlives its moment of recording

– Jacques Derrida Archive Fever

 

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