— Welcome to Unmaterialised
Unmaterialised is an independent archive engineering doubt.
Located between the political-sciences (humanities), documentary-fiction (fiction) & Historical-futurism (time travel), Unmaterialised explores the moral and societal opinions of individuals through intense and thought-provoking design works. The intention? To deconstruct society as we know it.
Our research seeks to acknowledge and map methodologies of power, whether in/discreet, that intervene with social relations. Rationalised through writings, our work manifests and dramatises questionable truths, best situated in international cultural institutions and NGO’s (non-governmental organisations).
A combination of factual and fictitous scenarios intended to raise doubt, are designed to question the fundamental relationships between objects, individuals and philosophies are developed through 'Pure Research' (experimentally exploring fundamental questions and hypothesis) and Applied Research (creating new or improved systems of thought).
Fuelled by the accusations Omissions, Voids and Inaccuracies, our objective is to explore the influence of politics as it continues to morph global narratives, beliefs and systems.
Unmaterialised consists of lost and unaccounted perspectives on significant cultural and political events, embedded in artefacts recovered by the GRIOT/R, the custodian of the archive. Through the practice of archeo-acoustics (archaeology of sound from objects and spaces), the line between fact and fiction is blurred through designed evidence, classified and known as the 'Material Witnesses'.
WHAT IS ARCHAEO-ACOUSTICS?
Archaeo-acoustics is the use of acoustical study as a methodological approach within archaeology. This may for example involve the study of the acoustics of archaeological sites, or the study of the acoustics of archaeological artefacts.
WHAT IS A GRIOT/R?
A member of a hereditary caste among the peoples of western African whose function is to keep an oral history of the tribe or village.