TWO-DAY CONFERENCE HOSTED AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS[please click here to be taken to payment and booking options] Full Price £65 | Student Rate £35 (with a valid NUS card) [there are a limited number of free UAL Staff places] Tickets sold as a 2-day event, not individually | Refreshments and lunch will be provided
This conference will explore the multiple and diverse practices through which the concept of the archive is animated and embodied. Building on examples of performance, re-enactment and replication, artists, writers and curators will debate the extended meanings of the archive in both contemporary and historical settings. Over two days of performances, talks and panel discussions the conference will explore the political and cultural context of ownership; categorisations of value and meaning in relation to key archives; and question who they are for, as well as how can they be understood by wider and more diverse audiences.
PROGRAMME [A full programme will be published on this page in May]
Participants at the conference include many internationally renowned academics, curators and artists from UAL and beyond. External speakers include: Rebecca Schneider, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University | Simone Osthoff, Professor of Art and Critical Studies at Pennsylvania State University | Dr Joanne Anderson, Lecturer in Art History at The Warburg Institute | Amanda Dunsmore, Artist and Lecturer, Limerick Institute of Technology |Melanie Keen, Director of Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) | June Givanni, Film Curator of the Pan African Cinema Archive | James Stevens, founder member of SPC, MayDay Rooms |Oliver Chanarin of Broomberg & Chanarin, Artists and Professors of Photography. There will also be a viewing of a film made by Professor Jane Collins and Dr Jo Melvin plus a live performance by John Seth.
Image credit: Broomberg Chanarin - Kettles Yard Installation. Artwork on the left - Untitled 53 Artwork on the right - Untitled 48
Both works are from the series Bandage the knife not the wound, 2018