The Land Archive Vol. 6 (signed)

by Robert Zhao Renhui


Photographs: from the collection of the Land Archive

Publisher: The Land Archive

49 pages

Pictures: colour and black& white illustrations

Year: 2011

Comments: 25 x 20 cm, first edition of 500 copies

sold out

The Land Archive (TLA) houses the collective memory of your landscape. TLA manages an extensive archive of documents from private memoirs, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, some of which date back to the early 19th century.

"What is an archive? To what extent does it serve as a collection that repressents a truthful account of what has happened, of history as distinct from memory? What is the logic of its construction and ordering, how sufficients is it, in whose interests was it founded and by whom?

The Land Archive, as is stated, 'houses the collective memory of your landscape'. There is something here that is heterogeneous to the authroity of the athourized archive. We might add, this is the stuff of folk tales, myths and stories that often becomes the reposity of displaced truth, of experience that are discarded as no longer relevant to the intersts and pragmatic ambitions of today. The consequence of the destructions of a natural enviroment is always belated, too late for the annals of a monumental history being written before time has run its course. This is an archive of which there is no evidence. Perhaps, this is an irony that mimics the kind fo archvie that claims that is is a sufficient authority unto itself. This irony begs the truth of others who make such claims based, as they are, on a wilful absence, if not the erasure of a country's history, written in the ligth of tomorrow, the fictive dream of becoming." (Dr. Charles Merewether)


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The Land Archive Vol. 6 (signed)

by Robert Zhao Renhui


Photographs: from the collection of the Land Archive

Publisher: The Land Archive

49 pages

Pictures: colour and black& white illustrations

Year: 2011

Comments: 25 x 20 cm, first edition of 500 copies

sold out

The Land Archive (TLA) houses the collective memory of your landscape. TLA manages an extensive archive of documents from private memoirs, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, some of which date back to the early 19th century.

"What is an archive? To what extent does it serve as a collection that repressents a truthful account of what has happened, of history as distinct from memory? What is the logic of its construction and ordering, how sufficients is it, in whose interests was it founded and by whom?

The Land Archive, as is stated, 'houses the collective memory of your landscape'. There is something here that is heterogeneous to the authroity of the athourized archive. We might add, this is the stuff of folk tales, myths and stories that often becomes the reposity of displaced truth, of experience that are discarded as no longer relevant to the intersts and pragmatic ambitions of today. The consequence of the destructions of a natural enviroment is always belated, too late for the annals of a monumental history being written before time has run its course. This is an archive of which there is no evidence. Perhaps, this is an irony that mimics the kind fo archvie that claims that is is a sufficient authority unto itself. This irony begs the truth of others who make such claims based, as they are, on a wilful absence, if not the erasure of a country's history, written in the ligth of tomorrow, the fictive dream of becoming." (Dr. Charles Merewether)


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

The Land Archive Vol. 6 (signed)

by Robert Zhao Renhui


Photographs: from the collection of the Land Archive

Publisher: The Land Archive

49 pages

Pictures: colour and black& white illustrations

Year: 2011

Comments: 25 x 20 cm, first edition of 500 copies

sold out

The Land Archive (TLA) houses the collective memory of your landscape. TLA manages an extensive archive of documents from private memoirs, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, some of which date back to the early 19th century.

"What is an archive? To what extent does it serve as a collection that repressents a truthful account of what has happened, of history as distinct from memory? What is the logic of its construction and ordering, how sufficients is it, in whose interests was it founded and by whom?

The Land Archive, as is stated, 'houses the collective memory of your landscape'. There is something here that is heterogeneous to the authroity of the athourized archive. We might add, this is the stuff of folk tales, myths and stories that often becomes the reposity of displaced truth, of experience that are discarded as no longer relevant to the intersts and pragmatic ambitions of today. The consequence of the destructions of a natural enviroment is always belated, too late for the annals of a monumental history being written before time has run its course. This is an archive of which there is no evidence. Perhaps, this is an irony that mimics the kind fo archvie that claims that is is a sufficient authority unto itself. This irony begs the truth of others who make such claims based, as they are, on a wilful absence, if not the erasure of a country's history, written in the ligth of tomorrow, the fictive dream of becoming." (Dr. Charles Merewether)


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