Tomiko Archive – The Last Delivery


Currently, I am working on one particular segment of the archive: Its (for now?) last delivery. Since over 10 years I received these pictures through a “secret deliverer”. This collaboration ended in 2016 with an extensive contribution of about 6000 photographs and 72 photo-albums.
Within different practises and collaborations I am trying to find ways to open and revive the archive sustainable. 

One wish is to bring the pictures back to their origin, traced back throughout notes and hints on their backsides, and to confront them with the present. For this purpose I am developing a topographic overview on the last delivery: a map (of Germany), consisting of convolute numbers, dates and keywords.

On the right: Inventory lists of differfent convolutes for the map.


The following pages give inside into some work in progess on the last delivery

–> Patrizia Bach & Regina Dürig, 5-Minute Archive Conversations (Workingtitle)

–> Patrizia Bach & Savyon, Ongoing Performance & Drawings on the TOMIKO Archive (Workingtitle)

–> A232

–> F128, Keyword Drawings

Besides that I am working on an open, ongoing web-publication with 30 different artist and writers, whom I met during my stay at –> Akademie Schloss Solitude and on a concept for an annual-published Archive Magazine. Invited participants for first issue of the magazine are Özge Kul (visual artist, Istanbul) and Deniz Utlu (writer, Berlin).