THE FILE ROOM  is back

After the closing of Randolph Street Gallery (RSG) in Chicago in early 1998, TFR went on hiatus. Now--in mid 1999--it is back, thanks to a new collaboration with the Media Channel/One World Project.

The change of server and transfer of data may have resulted in the loss of some cases entered into the Archive in 1997. If so, we apologize.

TFR remains an organic initiative; its shape ultimately determined by the input of participants. Thank you for your past support and participation. And for visiting today.     ---Muntadas


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 Initiated as an artist's project by Muntadas, The File Room was originally produced by Randolph Street Gallery (a non-profit artist run center in Chicago,IL, 1979-1998) with the support of the School of Art and Design and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

After the original File Room site went down it was mirrored at, which no longer exists. This mirror is a copy of that one.

Yet another copy of The File Room exists at That archive seems to be up-to-date as of 2016 whereas this mirror is a snapshot from 1997.


The Installation in Chicago was visited by approximately 80,000 people from May 21 - September 4, 1994.

The File Room has since been seen as a physical installation in Lyon (1995), Paris (1996), Barcelona (1996), and Hamburg (1996).
Presentations on the project have been made at Ars Electronica '95 (Linz),  ISEA '95 (Montreal), Medienbiennale '94 (Leipzig) and other venues.