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

1.

Each day, all content must be erased and replaced.

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

—B

Anti-Archive Reading List No. 1:
Archives & Atifacts

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


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


Anti-Archive Reading List No. 2:
Rules

Belief & Technique for Modern Prose (1955)
Jack Kerouac


Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules (1965)
Sister Corita Kent


Sentences on Conceptual Art (1969)
Sol Lewitt


I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art (1971)
John Baldessari


Oblique Strategies (1975)
Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt


Ten Commandments for Gilbert and George (1995)
Gilbert & George


Dogme 95 Vow of Chastity (1995)
Lars von Trier & Thomas Vinterberg


The Vow of Chastity (2001/2005)
John Morgan