An Elementary Taxonomy of Collected Memory

Archive rack, 999 reels of homemovies, various audiovisual equipment, 36 monitors, Design by Thomas Lommée (intrastructures), photo by Kristof Vrancken  - IICADOM 2008-2015

The installation An Elementary Taxonomy of Collected Memory (2008-2015) is a 14 m long visual and three dimensional (re)presentation of the film archive of IICADOM. It simultaneously functions as an externalization of the institute per se, both as an archive rack and a display case. The upper side serves as a display; it presents not only an extensive selection of images from the archive but also a graphic interpretation of the Integrated System, the classification which I use to organize memories into categories and archetypes.