Research diary
by Rachele Maistrello


The heart of Lin Jian Ping’s documents are his email prints. The emails have been printed out, folded twice and placed in transparent folders. The idea, he explains to me, was to sew them together in a sort of booklet to be attached to the anniversary book. I recognize the mail qq from the 90s, perhaps still used in China. He shows me his account and we try to gain access: it's true, the emails between 1993 and 1999 have been deleted: there is a real void in the mailbox. Is it possible to enter an email archive and delete the data? He tells me that the password was in the registration documents. That's one of the few things I'm not completely convinced about.