Everyday Archives (Flyers 1998 – 2005)

2005, digital video slide-show, 34 min, silent

This work is a video archive of around 400 printed flyers, postcards and invitations, collected in different European cities during seven years. The basis for the selection is random and personal: they describe my own itinerary and travels through Europe at this time, but also the non-mainstream, ”underground” events whose printed invitations will most likely not be preserved for the future. Except for approaching questions such as what an archive is and how selection and representation are generally performed, the work emerged from my interest in documenting ordinary and ephemeral communication and phenomena in order to locate its unexpected and vibrant qualities.