About the project

Steenbeckett
Atom Egoyan
Former Museum of Mankind
Burlington Gardens, London W1
February - March 2002

An obsolete machine in a forgotten room of the former Museum of Ethnography. An old man eavesdrops on a younger man: we watch through glass. Canisters of celluloid and audiotape combine in a forest of memory. Rewind. Play. Shuffle. Delete.

Random storage on shelving systems and in bookracks, exit past the technician's room. A ledger that tails off in 1974; a complete card index; foreign classics; someone's pram. And then the old man's voice, re-formatted...

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