Beautiful Walsh Bay in Sydney, you give me fever………..archive fever that is!
For being so darn lovely on a nice day, so walkable…scenic…and enjoyable!! You inspire one to take photos, to document, to make a record, to partake in archive FEVER, what Derrida calls ” to have a compulsive, repetitive, and nostalgic desire for the archive, an irrepressible desire to return to the origin, a homesickness, a nostalgia for the return to the most archaic place of absolute commencement”.
Simply put, to preserve something viewed as important by an individual or a collective and which may become the basis for what counts within both society and even perhaps our sense of ourselves.
So what do you think? Are we representational of our archives? are these photos of Walsh Bay an accurate indication of the place? It would seem archives have an intrinsically shaky foundation because they deal with what is recorded, preserved, or destroyed, and not the real and right now.
So perhaps they are an authority on what society and culture has been and what the future can possibly be? Nonetheless, enjoy these images of what Walsh Bay is, was, can be, could be, and how it will stay in my archives!