Brian Khek, ‘CD’ (2010)
‘Archive’ (2013) by Jonathan Minard
A documentary focused on the future of long-term digital storage, the history of the Internet and attempts to preserve its contents on a massive scale.
Part one features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive’s staff have built the world’s largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts.
The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California.
‘Preservation of Ikea tea-cup’ (2005) by Maarten Vanden Eynde
When the Ikea catalogue became the most printed book in human history (beating the bible for the first time ever), Vanden Eynde decided to give history a hand and preserve an Ikea tea-cup. Climbed over the fence of Il Foro Romanum, the old city center of Rome, he buried a tea-cup under the observation of a visiting crowd of shocked tourists. The cup is still there, to be discovered by future archaeologists.
‘Genetologic Research Nr. 22: 60937 Ikea-era, 2005 A.D. Rome, Italy’ (2005) by Maarten Vanden Eynde
A new Ikea tea-cup and plate were broken and afterwards restored with restoration paste. It was made in the same week as the intervention work Preservation of Ikea tea-cup.
Elena Bajo, ‘To the North, The Crystal of Non-Knowledge, a Landscape to be invented’ (2010)
Solyst Skulpturen Park, Copenhagen
Trashed damaged staircase and stained color glass window found in a wasteland, re-assembled and welded in collaboration with unemployed workers, subsidized by the Danish Government.
‘My Sneakers’ (2001) by Michael Blum
“In August 1999, I purchased a pair of Nike sneakers in Paris. Two years later, I would travel them back to where they came from – Indonesia, according to the label – and try to learn more about them.”
‘The Column’ (2013) by Adrian Paci.
A video installation following a piece of marble getting carved out of a rock in China and traveling to the exhibition space in Paris. On the boat, during the trip, the marble stone gets transformed into a classical column by Chinese sculptors. The column is then presented outside of the exhibition space, while the video of the journey is presented inside.
Graham Hudson, ‘Geology Survey. 24_6_10. 500 meters open arc, east of A10, on hazard plinth’ (2010)
‘Rietveld Reconstruction – Diego’ (2006) by Ryan Gander.
Two Rietveld cargo chairs and Rietveld cargo table.