who ate the archive?

participatory art

who ate the archive? is an interactive composting workshop for catalogue hoarders, facilitated by Emily Simek and Joy Zhou at Blindside. Participants are invited to bring in paper-based archival materials, and share a memory of when they pocketed a catalogue or room sheet from an exhibition. Why did you take that home? What is it doing now? These materials will be collectively metabolised through conversation and then composted onsite in a worm farm. A liquid fertiliser (worm wee) will be produced as an archive of these digested memories and shared with participants after the closing of the exhibition.

who ate the archive? is a public program as part of the PHOTO24 Future Anterior exhibition at Blindside.

photos by Astrid Mulder

©Joy Zhou 2024