Archival Quality

1998 | 00:00:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Autobiography, Feminism, Multimedia

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Archival Quality is comprised of four segments. In the first, “Memorativa", powerful childhood experiences of secrets are evoked. In “Olfatus", documentation of the artist’s performances are revealed by clicking on symbols in landscape. The third segment, “Gustus", is co-named “Slices of Life, My Videotapes (1976-89)” and takes the form of a giant pizza, slices of which, when clicked, advance towards the reader. “Vermio,” the fourth segment, consists of four text-and-image collages, sections of which can be “peeled off” to reveal loops of sound and image.

Christine Tamblyn devoted the last year or so of her life to producing an overview, or compendium, of more than three decades of her life and art in the form of an archive on CD-ROM. “I think of it as a vindication of my aesthetic project. It proves that it isn’t just my own fantasy, somehow. It gives my work veracity.”