The SKOR Codex is a book that was printed in an edition of only eight copies and has been sent to various places on Earth. It contains the binary code of image and sound files selected in order to present the diversity of life and the cultures to the Foundation for Art and Public Domain (SKOR). SKOR has been organising, documenting and archiving in public space in the Netherlands for more than 20 years art. Because of a sudden halt in financial subsidies in 2011, at one blow SKOR as well as several other art institutions were deprived of their economic basis and so had to abandon their work.
The project The SKOR Codex by La Société Anonyme attempts to preserve data for the distant future by storing photos and texts in a way independent of technology: as binary code which beside the actual content also contains its decoding information. Paper, a medium that has proved verifiably reliable, is deliberately used as data carrier.
Dušan Barok, Danny van der Kleij, Aymeric Mansoux und Marloes de Valk
kunst@werk, steirischer herbst 2015