Swarms in the Archive

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American artist Anna Hepler’s “Swarm/Flight” from 1998 was found in a canvas bag in a box filed under Ted Purves in the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet. Moving about in the archive, opening small envelopes, bags, or containers only to find smaller pieces connected to something or someone else – this sense of going in a möbius band – is somewhat similar to Hepler’s entanglement of thin threats on a piece of cardboard.

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