archiving an archive




The archive: if we want to know what this will have meant, we will only know tomorrow.

—Jacques Derrida,
"Mal d'Archive: Une Impression Freudienne."

Photographs, posters, ticket stubs, handbills and other cinematic memorabilia
variable sizes, approx 15cm x 10cm - 40cm x 54cm
2009-2010

Part of the exhibition, Life of Imitation, by Ming Wong and curated by Tang Fu Kuen, first presented as the Singapore Pavilion of the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 and subsequently at the Singapore Art Museum in 2010

collector: Wong Han Ming
digitization and reproduction: Chun Kaichun, Brendan Goh and Eudora Rusli
with assistance from: Ong Xiaoyun