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In the digital media ecology, archives are changing. Artists, curators, critics and scholars assume the role of accidental archivists. They shape cinema’s futures by salvaging precarious repositories and making them matter in new ways. In the process, the cinema’s public, a democratic body seemingly scattered about platforms and niches in a post-pandemic world, re-emerges as a political force.

"Accidental Archivism" brings together programmatic statements and proposals to explore an artistic space between archiving and activism, a space where remnants of the past become the building blocks of new ways of making, showing, teaching and thinking cinema.

The book is licenced unter Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 and is digitally available on the website of meson press.

Edited by Vinzenz Hediger and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
Publisher: meson press
Language: English
492 pages
ISBN 978-3-95796-053-5
EUR 34,90

You can order the book at mail@arsenal-berlin.de or buy it at the Arsenal cinema ticket counter.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media