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A Guide to Archive Me (2018) > website

Art and artist search engine, installation and public programs


The project collected artist materials and keywords through open calls. The project was exhibited in Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018, which comprises publications, moving images, mechanical flip counters that were connected to the website server- whenever internet users search for particular keywords, the counters would show the keywords and number of such searching accordingly. One of the collective members resigned right after the opening, and the website was occasionally down during the exhibition period, so we had to prepare contingency plans and maintenance notice. Eventually, was completely shut down shortly after the Biennale ended, we were not aware of it until a user texted us.

The majority of the materials were unable to be retrieved. At that very moment, the remaining collective members realised how we had badly archived our project, particularly website backend codes, and metadata.

Since 2018, website and search engine are suspended without any time frame.