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BY WHOM

IS THE
TEXT?
Textualities are the mode
of existence of texts
BLACKPOOL
MANCHESTER
understanding
the project
Traces are marks of an action in time. They are mobile and
static.
Document presents
itself as the
authorization of some
traces
An archive is a register of a testimony,
created from traces and documents
which present such testimony.
Archives
authorize
testimonies
and their
duration in
time
The archive carries an
ambiguity concerning
traces.
Metadata could be
connected to traces,
because they are
marks of an action
Metadata are
similar to archives
because they link
traces with similar
features
Archives
are
“invented”
from issues
we do to
documents
Politics and poetics of
metadata could render visible
the lines of power that are
present in recent textualities.
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