The audiovisual archive [Das audiovisuelle Archiv]

Sounds and images; paired and archived. A reading apparatus.

The Audio-Visual Archive The AV archive presents not only a collection of sounds and images, but an entire system to put things into proper order; sonically as well as visually. It is comprised of archival cards with analog audio tape on their backs organized in folders and boxes as well a dedicated reading apparatus, the ‘Lesegerät’. The archival cards connect images (drawings, scores, etc.) to short recordings of related sound accessible only through AV archive’s proprietary ‘Lesegerät’. The connection between the sonic and visual here is purely poetic.

The analogue version of the AV archive is counterpointed by a digital version on snark.art’s blockchain based platform entitled ‘Sometimes a Thousand Twangling Instruments’.

Credits:
Volkmar Klien – concept, audio, imagery
Ing.Thomas Holota – prototyping of the ‘Lesegerät’
Jakob Posti – production assistant, image processing
Snark.art – implementation of player app, blockchain based production platform