ia mockupImaginary Archive: A collection of documents about the past whose future never arrived

There is something appealing and strangely seductive about half-forgotten places like the bookstore located (until recently) inside the George Washington Bridge bus transfer station at 178th Street in Manhattan. For one thing, the store seems hard at work repelling rather than attracting potential customers. Pulsing with a cold, blue-tinged florescent light its sparse goods ––books and a few music CDs–– are placed haphazardly on

rusted wire display stands or arranged edge-to-edge, mock up enter archive2.gsrather than cover-to-cover, in order to fill up the available display shelves that sag at their centers, some also shedding a powdery dust made of an unknown synthetic material supposed to resemble wood. There is simply too much store in relation to its merchandise…(know more)

 

Imaginary Archive is an ongoing project with upcoming chapters in:
Egypt?  Poland?  Moon Base Alpha?  Mars Pioneer Colony?

Imaginary Archive: Kyiv (2014) Here
Imaginary Archive: Graz (2013) Here
Imaginary Archive: Galway (2011) Here
Imaginary Archive: The Wellington Collaboratorium (2010) Here

Jennie Guy taking a queue from IA Here

Press
Ben Geoghegan’s Blog on Imaginary Archive: Galway Here
Imaginary Archive: Galway Press Release & Artists List Here

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