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Holling, HB; (2018) Archive and Documentation. Art and Documentation (17) pp. 19-28. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter offers insights into the ways of understanding—and different modes of existence—of the archive. Being both of time and of material, as an index of evolving attitudes towards objects and subjects, contingency of time, and discourse and culture, the archive takes on an active role in creating the identity and maintaining the continuity of works of art. In its physical form, it harbors a variety of documentation of the work’s past manifestations—reports, instructions, scores, contracts, correspondence, and manuals. Further, the archive takes on a non-physical dimension of tacit knowledge, memory, skill, and metadata related to its own functionality.

Type: Article
Title: Archive and Documentation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.journal.doc.art.pl/
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: Archive, documentation, report, instruction, score, modes of existence of artworks, archival actualisation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History of Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10046061
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