Photo Credit: Lisa Stansbie
Interactive Archive created for The Harris Museum, Preston as part of Prestival: Artist Interventions Across The City.
'Archive H' is based on the notion that everything can be connected. Seemingly random objects, images, people, text, films, events and places can be linked to each other in a variety of ways.
Acting as a connector
The Archive starts with 18 objects selected from The Harris Museum collection. By clicking on each object the user is taken on a journey of connections. These connections sometimes overlap, occasionally stop and at times end back where they started.
The Internet is used in the construction of Archive H as an endless unedited source of information that is then organised and curated.
Visually 'Archive H' resembles a traditional (digital) archive and as a result users may take each page to be factual, particularly due to the location within a museum setting. However entwined amongst the factual there are also fictional entries and fact and fiction becomes indistinguishable.