The_Babylon_Archives_1999-2003. A contemporary media archaeology project that collects and compiles material from the dark side of our civilization. Promotionals from corporative, militar, pharma and digital industries. Many of these audiovisual documents were not produced to last, but rather to fulfill specific functions at a particular time: training, publicity, etc...this is why, when they are taken out of the context of their time or intended use, their meaning is revealed with surprising clarity even to those used to the constant publicity aimed at consumers. The result is a disturbing catalogue of intentions, aims and the means used to achieve them.
a media archaelogy project. reporting agents: abu ali + retroyou