"As the death drive is also, according to the most striking words of Freud himself, an aggression and a destruction drive, it not only incites forgetfulness, amnesia, the annihilation of memory, as mneme or anamesis, but also commands the radical effacement, in truth the eradicatioin, of that which can never be reduced to mnene or to anamesis, that is, the archive, consignation, the documentary or monumental apparatus as hypomnema, mnemotechnical supplement or representative, auxiliary or memorandum. Because the archive, if this word or this figure can be stabilized so as to take on signification, will never be either memory or anamnesis as spontaneous, alive and internal experience. On the contrary,: the archive takes place at the place of originary and structural breakdown of the said memory.
There is no archive without a place of consignation, without a technique of repetition, and without a certain exteriority. No archive without outside."
Archive fever, Jacques Derrida