30julyorangethreadLe bureau d’investigation d’archives (BIA) / The Office for Archival Review (OAR) juin – août 2009 / June – August 2009

coordinated by:

Karen Zalamea & Sabrina Russo


Centre des arts actuels Skol 372, rue Sainte-Catherine O. espace 314 Montréal (Québec) H3B 1A2 t : 514-398-9322 f : 514-398-0767 http://www.skol.ca


a type of residency where i get to be amongst other artists within the space of the gallery and rummage through the gallery’s archives. today i was thinking how certain things can not be archived,

because if archived they will die.

like a goldfish for example, if you put a goldfish in a box and put a lid on the box and then shelve the box, chances are by the time you reopen the box the goldfish will be dead.

likewise if you put a person in a box and then put a lid on the box and shelve the box, by the time you go back and re-open the box the person might be dead …or missing.

archives are dry and do not contain moisture, hence they are not so great for life-forms, just for things that life forms make in the world like: words on paper or words on some other dry support, photographs on paper or slide or disk, audio tapes or c.d.’s, video’s, the occasional plastic bag.

not oranges or orange peels or goldfish.

the post title refers to the sad fact that the box containing the archives for 1991/1992 is damaged and too full.

Pablo Helguera
Today at 1:32pm



hi Dream Listener- you just won the artoons caption contest!

i won! i won! i won! (not to brag or anything )

orange dream

July 4, 2009

j’ai rêvé que le concierge de l’hôtel passait l’aspirateur pour ramasser les peaux d’oranges que je laissais tomber sur le tapis.

i dreamt the hotel concierge vacuumed up the orange peels i had let fall onto the rug.

2julyorangepeelerorange peel stuffed into the crack of the wooden plank found at the base of the fence surrounding the club.

the private club.

1julyorangepeelerorange dream:

j’ai rêvé que le trottoir était sali par les peaux d’oranges séchées et qu’un enfant, à l’aide d’un balai, les rassemblait en un gros tas devant sa porte.

i dreamt the sidewalk was littered with  dried orange peels. a young child was sweeping the peels into a large pile in front of their door.

orange dream

July 1, 2009

j’ai rêvé que j’achetais trois grandes oranges vertes dans chinatown

i dreamt i bought three large green oranges in chinatown.