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The Archive Series

The Archive Series

The Archive Series

2017

The Archive Series present a series of five live-streams from the archive of Museum Bronbeek (Arnhem), a museum that is dedicated to Dutch colonial history in Indonesia. The five screens all show a specific framing of the same object: a looted skull from the 19th century that is now viewed upon as too controversial to be displayed, but has been a prominent part of Bronbeeks exhibition for over a century. Every screen reveals less of the skull itself and more of the set-up that is capturing the real time still, making clear that the object is in fact a networked and mediated object that has existed within different timeframes and mindsets [from trophy to problematic], thus every time creating a different version of the object. In a time of post-truth, fake news and concealed knowledge, The Archive Series advocates for accessibility to a collective past and transparency in handeling objects that are a problematic remainder of Dutch colonial history.

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