“Archive of Disappearance: a typology” by Lieven De Boeck

Archive of Disappearance (AOD): a typology is a new doctoral research project (mini-ARC) funded by the ULB, in-and-through practice, that will commence in January 2020. It is based on a specific body of work and presentation model that Lieven De Boeck has been experimenting with over the last 10 years. The project aims to address the activation of the architecture and the mechanisms of public appearance and disappearance of artworks in the contemporary museum. The goal of this research project is to complement, deepen, and extend the personal artistic research methods that I have worked on in order to develop the Archive of Disappearance into a scholarly and systematic research project. This project seeks – both in the realm of art and architecture – to lead to alternative typologies for presenting or ‘reading’ artworks, in which the physical space or spatial conditions are enhanced with other forms of interaction – introducing text, performance or other media.