project by ⇌ Sophie-carolin Wagner, 2019
Palais des Beaux Arts Publishing is a sculpture that holds fragments from the history of Atelier Bachwitz, the founders of the Palais des Beaux Arts Wien. Throughout the exhibition, Data Loam. Sometimes Hard, Usually Soft at AIL – angewandte innovation lab, a limited edition of Palais des Beaux Arts Publishing was distributed in the form of modified USB thumb drives. The edition included a detailed description of the archival rules for the object, ‘My Blood Strangers’ and digitized materials from Atelier Bachwitz’s ‘Chic Parisien’. The object was designed to enter archival conditions, its form questioning standards of archival library practices. The exhibition served as an initial platform for the distribution of the publication.