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ARCA [archive], 2018 
64TB hard drive containing a digital archive of files 
13.85″ x 10″ x 6″

 

Unlike previous iterations of the paquete archive, ARCA [archive] enables artists and researchers to spend extended periods of time (on their own computers) browsing and analyzing the contents of El Paquete Semanal to develop related work. ARCA [archive] maintains the exact folder structure used by the OMEGA paquete and contains 64 terabytes of media aggregated between August 1, 2016, and August 21, 2017.

In addition, ARCA [archive] includes a supplemental folder, !!!Extra, with collections created by the artists during their research and covering the following categories:

— Original content: a complete collection of original content created in Cuba for the paquete, including digital magazines, advertisements, and shows devoted to entertainment bulletins, celebrity gossip, and topical banter.

Matrices: an archive of the promotional logos of Cuban distributors, or matrices, ranging from 1980s VHS rentals to DVD vendors to the el Paquete Semanal studios.

!!!A R T Section: a complete archive of the artist projects presented in !!!Sección A R T E, a project by Siré to circulate contemporary art in an eponymous folder as part of the paquete.

El Paquete Semanal (national archive): a collection of content and screenshots that documents the architecture of folders of every sub-matriz, or regional distributor, in Cuba.

Selection of photos: a collection of high-quality images related to el Paquete Semanal, including photos of the PCs used by matrices and of boxes that are built by hand to transport hard drives from one city to another.

 

Triple Canopy, 2018

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