XFR STN in The Atlantic Wire

Inside the New Museum’s Vast, Beautiful, and Totally Insane Digitization Project


Welcome to “XFR STN” (that’s “transfer station”), the New Museum’s daunting new project, eight-week exhibit, and transfer lab all in one—an overwhelming attempt to digitize, present, and preserve artistic materials on obsolete formats, however obscure or unremembered. Three transfer stations sprawled across the Fifth Floor gallery, accompanied by television screens labeled for the three different sources of material: the New Museum’s own archives, the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Video Club’s archives, and public submissions.

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