With privacy law, copyright, one can only look at an archive blindfolded. Before tedious negotiations take place, images, sounds, videos of the archive cannot be published. They still can remain in the archive though.
Can we therefore access the archive blindfolded?
Being blindfolded implies the suppression of sight, but also implies a concentration on other senses. Or implies a remapping of sight. Our eyes are delegated to our hands, nose, to the epiderm and all these informations combined produce a global image, a mental image.
Using computer vision algorithms, we are seeing without eyes, computer visions hides and reveals, hides and concentrates. A Braille for the legal blind spots.