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Grenzgang. When Promenadology Meets Library

The text describes specific aspects of the documentation of the research project "Grenzgang" in the integrated catalogue of the media library of the Acad-emy of Art and Design (FHNW HGK). "Grenzgang – Artistic Investigations on Perception and Communication of Space in a Trinational Border Area" – is anchored geographically in Basel and the surrounding region, while its method can be located between artistic research and promenadology. References to research results from various project phases are documented with diverse analogue and digital media in the media library’s integrated catalogue. This catalogue attempts to display such artistic works in their hetero-geneity and variety and to make them accessible for research alongside other more classic library resources. The contribution submitted here elucidates typical challenges which can occur on the threshold of the catalogue/archive in the aftermath of complex artistic research projects. Specifically, the ques-tion arises of what happens when an active investigation like “walking” en-counters an apparently static collection facility like the media library.
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