Echoes of Experience,  2023

Archive Animation

This Project was created as part of the ONB Labs within the framework of the EU-co-funded project Open Digital Libraries and the Austrian National Library

This project presents a digital open letter using the Travelogues and Post-cards archive AKON from the Austrian National Library digital collection. This work arises primarily from a sentimental relationship with the archive and personal experiences as a migrant. The starting point was the reconfiguration of the collected text for the creation of a new metafictional archive that relates the feeling of foreignness and exoticism linked to the arrival in a new territory, and of course the stereotypes that this entails. The visitor can go through the narration without any specific order and submit to the exercise of empathy and of finding oneself in what is foreign.