How well can you get to know someone from what they leave behind?
That is the question at the heart of this project. Inspired by a cassette tape diary from the 1970s, The UNWOUND Archive is a cross-platform, multimedia project that will consider the different ways that our memory can be interpreted and come to influence people we’ve never met—even decades later.
In the summer of 2011, filmmaker Michael Marabella stumbled upon an unlabeled cassette tape containing the collected thoughts and musings of a young woman who referred to herself only as “K.R.,” recorded in 1976.
Michael’s experiences with the tape, and sharing it with others, inspired him to create a film that would explore the way a voice from years in the past can echo in the present.