Incoherent Archaeology Manifesto (draft)
(to be used or not used, adapted, edited, abandoned or recycled. Incoherent could be replaced with disjuncture)
Archaeologies of Incoherence (disjuncture) in a digital age:
- Technology incoherence: digital technology will not be used. Analogue only or conversion back to analogue if digitising has already occurred.
- Material incoherence: materials must be reused or recycled from other projects or things. Tools and equipment must be made for purpose, mended or second-hand.
- Time incoherence: Archaeologies of the present/future, and/or with disjuncture to the past. Embrace non-linear time.
- Photographic incoherence: photography must use 35mm or medium format film, or film shot on super 8, 16mm, camera lucida or camera obscura (or other experimental techniques). Moving images using a phenakistoscope disc.
- Performance incoherence: all presentations about projects must be in landscape and site specific, without the use of powerpoint or digital reproduction. They must include original materials, secondary archive, photographs or objects.
- Archive incoherence: there can be no primary archive; it must be destroyed, reused or re-appropriated.