“ BECOMING IS BEING, MULTIPLICITY IS UNITY, CHANCE IS NECESSITY. ”
— DELEUZE, GILLES. NIETZSCHE ET LA PHILOSOPHIE.
The anarchive refers to the fact that the archive in the digital age never sits still. Digital media events are reactivatable by nature, and lend themselves to re-uptake, remix and contagion. There is an in-built unruliness to them. This calls into question traditional practices of documentation and archiving, which operate on a model of passive storage. The anarchive is a kind of dynamic, open-air archiving in which media events are let loose to proliferate through networks, mutating as they go, and triggering follow-on events