ARCHIVE I documents selected projects by Mathias Weinfurter from recent years. The publication features four thematic booklets, each on one of the artist's work series. Each of the four booklets contains an extensive photo documentation and an accompanying text by a different author.
The work series P.P. is approached by the art historian Naomi Rado within the context of architectural power relations. Elena Frickmann, also an art historian, dedicates her text to the project Prinz der Austernpiraten (Prince of the Oyster Pirates), which deals with the relations of labour and resources. The cultural theorist and media sociologist Marc Ries analyses the work Indices, which is based on intervention and installation. Journalist Nils Altland interviewed the artist about the long-term intervention project Status Quo Ladder.
ARCHIVE I was developed and designed by graphic designer Anne Krieger. The title reveals that the publication by no means signifies the conclusion of the projects, but rather records a first intermediate stage in between.