Request Deferred

Custom software, digitally printed index cards, vinyl lettering, 2019.

Project: Request Deferred

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Request Deferred is an intervention in the digitization process of the Israel State Archive.

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In 2019, the majority of records have not been digitized. In this piece, the process of requesting unavailable records is automated.

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For the duration of the installation, the script repeated filling out the online form hundreds of times to request records related to the displacement and dispossession of Palestinians in 1948 and 1949. All records were officially added to the archivists’ queue to be made public.

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Presented at:
  • The Body Responds by Lying Down, NARS Foundations, Brooklyn, NY.