This website is an anti-archive, maintained by Ben DuVall.
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Last updated:
02/25/17 11:33PM

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Seven Rules for the Anti-Archive
(Vow of Chastity)


Each day, all content must be erased and replaced.


When erased, content will no longer be available online, but only in an off-line repository.


Past content is only available via an email request for archival files to the Anti-Archive custodian.


All content must be uploaded “by hand”, no automated posting allowed.


All content must have some degree of originality. The Anti-Archive is not a “mood board”.


The Anti-Archive is evolutionary. The rules can be bent as long as they maintain the spirit of the Anti-Archive.


All theory, manifestos, notes, rules, etc. regarding the anti-archive are preserved under the ⚀ tab.


Notes on the Anti-Archive:
Reading List, No. 1

A Handmade Web
J.R. Carpenter

Introduction to a Critique of
Urban Geography
Guy Debord

Archive Fever
Jacques Derrida

Skroll, Skim, Stare
Orit Gat

Data Roaming
Orit Gat

Art Workers: Between Utopia and the Archive
Boris Groys

The Suspicious Archive: A Prejudiced Interpretation of the Interpretation of Archives, Part I
James T. Hong

Art Which Can’t Be Art
Alan Kaprow

Sentences on Conceptual Art
Sol Lewitt

29,771 days: On Kawara’s Workload
Michael Ned Holte

Dogme 95 Vow of Chastity
Lars von Trier & Thomas Vinterberg