My life exists within my bedroom, near enough everything I own. As I move from place to place my most precious ephemeral materials, move with me. They have never been in one place long enough to become unpacked, and as I journey and time passes the collection continues to grow. There is no real separation between the materials I own, everything is miscellaneous. Things are beginning to break down and deteriorate; colours are fading and technologies are becoming obsolete. These documents are anchored to memories that evidence my existence in the world and I fear that I'm loosing myself.
Myself Archive is a documenting and archiving process which will digitally and physically preserve all of the materials contained within Ria Hartley's bedroom. Over the duration of 10 weeks, she will be capturing, cataloguing and archiving each item in her bedroom which will become visible and accessible online. New items will be uploaded daily, and as new categories appear you are able to visit, view and comment on the digital archive as it builds and develops. At the end of August the physical archive, which will be carefully stored after its digitisation, will become open and accessible to a public.