“As Derrida put it, it is not possible to talk about the communication of the archive, if we do not talk about the archive –as a tool of communication. The archive can offer the possibility of memorization, repetition and reproduction. One might say that the archive is always connected with what is ready to be destroyed.”
(Martina Gržinić, The Spectralization of Technology: From Elsewhere to Cyberfeminism and Back, IFCA catalogue 1999, excerpt)
The archival exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the festival displays the making of an archive: collecting, editing and systematising material that was left behind by previous festival editions. Factual information, together with a selection of texts, photographs and videos, as well as past archiving endeavours, form a framework that provides an orientational support for action, contextualization and intervention to both the archivist and the visitor.