Single Channel Video, HD, 8:06 min
Arche is a short essay film that follows the single photograph left in the artist’s personal archive. With this starting point, personal belonging as archives, the film tries to enlist the structure of archives to investigate memories. The memories being investigated are those of a trip the artist took with his father to Greece when he was 13. Different forms of disruption to both archive and memories emerge through the film as stock cinematography blends into memories due to lack of material images and as the single photograph can not hold the weight of the experience on it’s banal aesthetics. Arche seeks to replace the value of records in the archives from evidentiary value to interpretive values, placing both focus and critique on the Archon, the holder of information. This act is done through the personification and personalization of an archive as an intimate form.