The Postproduced Archive

Sample. Stack. Remix.

Beatriz Ramos


Taking on the concept of ‘postproduction’, defined by Nicolas Bourriaud, The Postproduced Archive highlights how a set of works of art and design can be created on the basis of pre-existing works. According to the author, a growing number of artists and designers reinterpret, reproduce, re-expose or reuse works produced by others as cultural matter available for the creation of their own projects.


The Postproduced Archive explores, both conceptually and formally, the concepts inherent to postproduction as creative strategies, such as appropriation, sampling and remixing. Through its online and printed components, it offers the user the possibility to participate in a construction process that originates different results. Starting from an archive of various editorial projects that mirror the theme, the user can define a customised printed object through the selection of available content (via Print on Demand) as a post-produced extension of the archive.


In this manner, the online archive can be seen as a mutable object that the custom printed artefact seeks to complement, both at the level of media and publication dynamics. Thus, the project is a reflection on the notion of postproduction, materialised in the exploration, selection and recontextualization of contents that constitute a unique publication.

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