Bad Archivist is an evolving experimental collection of images gathered from different archives. Many of these images are of analog audiovisual materials that have been either discarded or decided to be made inaccessible to the public through the institution they belong to because of political, historical, or material reasons or because they have fallen through the cracks in large-scale digitization projects. Some images don't belong to institutional archives, but come from orphaned collections found by individuals who choose to use Bad Archivist as a distribution platform.
As analog media collections are progressively migrated to repositories of their digital surrogates, archives rarely have the funding, time, or staff to transfer their entire holdings. Selections must be made. Pieces of history get left behind. Bad Archivist seeks to question the impact this makes on our future narrative through exploring both archival object and its container by means of recontextualisation and anonymity.