This is of course an effect of their digitization, more and more frequent and systematic: searchable outside the places of their conservation, everywhere, all the time, the archives open to all kinds of reinvestment. It is necessary to evaluate the effects of this dematerialization, which is not simply a technological evolution but a real paradigm shift: the archives were rare, precious, protected by the power that produced and conserved them; today, they proliferate. It is rare that an Internet site, an exhibition, an administration, an exhibition does not have a tab, a service, an "archives" sector which allows to document its work but even more to build and to manifest its identity. The nature and uses of the archives have been transformed: not only can everything (or must ) be archived but all trace of the past, any document ends up being considered as archive - the singular archive then prevails over the archives ( Mal archive of Jacques Derrida).
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