Dark Archive
Matthew Schau Allen


A dark archive is a repository that is inaccessible to all users, a fail-safe used for data recovery in case of disaster. Often, the custodians of dark archives have no access to the material they protect.
Dark archives are generally used to store content rather than operational versions of the original media.



Matthew Schau Allen is a Rust Belt artist who studied photography in Appalachia and lives in Seattle.