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NANG Issue 9 is dedicated to Archival Imaginaries.

Archivists, artists, filmmakers, curators, and scholars of Asian cinema were invited to eschew the well-trodden "survey of the archival landscape" route and present instead imaginaries of the archive and imaginaries through archives—from film to art, from personal to collective, from private to institutional, from analog to digital, from existing to potential and impossible ones.

Encompassing essays, documents, conversations, accounts, and creative writing, this Issue considers the powers and limits of both archives and archiving. In so doing, it articulates some of the alternative pasts and speculative futures that these may enable and engender.

We hope to creatively open the past for critique and assert possibilities for the future, for us to reassess and respond to our present conditions and emphasize the importance of our cinematic and media heritages. Through archival imaginaries we point toward what we wish to make real.


Bono Olgado is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies doing work at the intersections of memory, technology, and archival studies. He served as the inaugural Director of the National Film Archives of the Philippines and as Executive Councilor of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association.

Rufus de Rham is Executive Director of the historic Warner Theatre, a performing arts center in Connecticut. He holds a BFA in Cinema Studies and an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University. He worked for Subway Cinema and at Film at Lincoln Center where he managed programming operations and programmed several one-off events.


Ariel Esteban Cayer, Latipa, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Bernadette Patino, Kong Rithdee, Louise Jashil Sonido, Dome Sukvong, Thai Film Archive, K. F. Watanabe and Elizabeth Wijaya

Featuring conversations between:
Bernadette Patino & Green Papaya Art Projects, Shireen Seno & Demie Dangla

And an original poem by:
Bliss Cua Lim

And an original short story by:
Oh JungYun

Spine and bookmark artwork
Lee Kwangmoo


120 pages

SKU 9788894196290
  • material: PAPER
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