The Institute of Memory (TIMe)
The Institute of Memory (TIMe) is a multimedia performance about how the future of remembering is changing right now. TIMe traces the transformation of archives from physical to digital structures and the corresponding evolution of national and personal remembering and privacy through the story of director Lars Jan’s father — an enigmatic Cold War operative and privacy-obsessed misanthrope.
Working once before with Lars and Early Morning Opera on a folio for Abacus, Thirst designed this second companion dossier and poster that merges elements from the performance and artifacts from Jan's father's archive. By juxtaposing images from the performance next to typography, surveillance documents, personal letters, x-rays, the dossier creates new connections and meaning.