On Bad Archives, Unruly Snappers and Liquid Photographs

  title={On Bad Archives, Unruly Snappers and Liquid Photographs},
  author={Joanna Żylińska},
This article explores anxieties over the challenge digitisation poses to our established notions of art, culture and the media. It also questions some of the ways of defending these established notions and values via multiple strategies of remembrance, archiving and data storage. Although photographic arts – in particular, Gerhard Richter’s Atlas, Walid Ra’ad’s The Atlas Group Archive, Tacita Dean’s Floh – provide an entry point for the discussion at hand, the argument focuses on socio-cultural… CONTINUE READING