The group for Research on Experimental Accumulation and Speculative Archives (REASArch) was conceived in 1971 with the express aim of exploring the philosophical principles and mimetic possibilities of aesthetic experience as a conduit to higher knowledge. With the recent adoption of our enhanced directorial regime, we have reëmbraced that guiding objective as a matter of gravest urgency, particularly in light of today’s rapidly shifting landscape of post-historical visual culture.
As an independent research engine intent on merging anarchaeological systems and iconological practice, REASArch sustains numerous ongoing projects while continually generating additional avenues of investigation, fabrication, and interpolation. All our endeavors address themselves to the unique dimensions of experimental accumulation, speculative archivization, their conceptual underpinnings, and their methods of execution. Exemplary in this regard is the Valaco Archive itself, insofar as it seeks both to visualize and to critique the very forms and horizons of memory, history, obliscence, and visual experience.
Becuase new REASArch projects are regularly in development, we encourage visitors to check the site often to stay abreast of our evolving activities.
VADIG DE CROEHLING
Department of Ideation, Process, and Interface