Instant Archive is a four-channel video that explores how one’s actions may be immediately received and transformed by others, in ways those performing the action may be totally unaware of. All actions are, in this sense, immediately treated like archived items, and then used and appropriated in unforeseen ways.
The four performers pictured in the video were placed at a fair distance from each other, where they could not directly interact or see each other.
Instant Archive, attempts to give the viewer a sense of the different receptions and uses of the sonic materials depending on the site where they were received, and how the sites themselves differed. It shows how the act of mediation, here through space and a complex environment of reflective and refractive natural surfaces changes the original sonic performances, a natural analogue to the way in which digital means of accessing archived materials via tags, filters and ML-AI equally transform what they mediate.