The ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe is taking over the long-term digital preservation of the Archive OneThirty. More information here.
ONETHIRTY, one minute thirty seconds is the average length allotted for a segment in a television news block to convey all the important information of an event to the viewer.
For the past 12 years, Monika Huber has photographed daily news images of Western television stations focusing on protest, riots, war, violence and the consequences thereof. The protests of the Arab Spring were followed by many others, such as the Gezi-Park protests, the protests on the Maidan, the umbrella protests in Hong Kong, the protests in Myanmar and Belarus, the protests of the Black Live Matter movement and many more.
Currently, the documentation of news images includes approximately 40,000 photographs. Based on these news images, Monika Huber develops the hybrid photographs ONETHIRTY, which become components of the Archive OneThirty. The photographic material was entered into a database and linked to the corresponding content contexts and search terms. The archive pages can be read like a walk through politically motivated events of the last 12 years. Through the search function of the database, new levels of connection and perception can be created.
A publication under the same name about the OneThirty archive has been published by Deutscher Kunstverlag. More information about this here.