Archivo Ex-T, an Immersive Archive Experience

Giacomo Castagnola, Archivo Ex-T, 2013
ACT at MIT

Addressing access and display in archives, Giacomo Castagnola’s Archivo Ex-T is a flexible, modular platform that allows the audience to interact with exhibited materials. Set in the beautiful space of the Ex Teresa Arte Actual — a former church and one of Mexico’s leading performance venues — the installation consists of flexible display structures and seating as well as two floating vaults with integrated sound systems. The exhibition runs through March 16, 2014.

Castagnola graduated from the Program in Art, Culture and Technology in 2013. Born in Lima, Perú, he lives and works in the border region of Tijuana/San Diego, where he founded the architecture and design studio Germen Estudio. His practice explores materiality and interconnectivity through architectural interventions and mobile furniture design. Click here to read more…