MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... Conversation with Rick Prelinger on his film collection
For the past twenty-five years, the founder of the Prelinger Archives has amassed film material that is generally ignored by traditional archives, resulting in a collection that prioritizes access and reuse as methods of preservation. This conversation with Rick Prelinger contextualises the history of the collection and look at the future of archives and the possible end of archival institutions.
MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... is a new series that seeks to break through to unearth and reveal private collections of music and sound memorabilia. The documentary series is a historiography of sound collecting that reveals the unseen and passionate work of the amateur collector while reconstructing multiple parallel histories such as the evolution of recording formats, archival issues, the sound collecting market and the evolution of musical styles beyond the marketplace.