The Arc of Oblivion
International CompetitionFilmEnglish friendly
Childhood photos. Thousand-year old volcanic ash. A diary. Dinosaur bones. Hard drive. Sediment. We exist in an archive, are surrounded by archives, and are an archive.
The tendency to prolong the life of fleeting moments is wholly human – to bypass forgetting by leaving a mark on the world, or a mass of data we pass onto next generations. Nature records its existence just as thoroughly, but unlike us, it is willing to delete and rewrite. Does a perfect archive able to withstand the test of time exist?