“What you think is the point is not the point at all but only the beginning of the sharpness.”

An unravelling, a revisiting, a puncturing. The footnote extends and tests its remit, exploring boundaries and transgressing tenses. A running commentary. A catalyst for revised perspectives. An outsider. An insider. Dispelling truths, expanding histories, circulating rumours. What is the agency of the footnote? Is it a companion, a fraud, a query?

Footnoting the Archive was a year-long guest editorial project, collaboratively produced by Suzanne van der Lingen and Claire Walsh for MAP (2016). More information here