The (un)bearable lightness of digital archiving
Published on August 11th, 2016
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13 August 2016, 2pm
Edinburgh Art Festival 2016
‘Endnotes’ is part of the MAP ‘Footnoting the Archive’ project curated by guest editors Suzanne van der Lingen and Claire Walsh for Edinburgh Art Festival 2016 and includes new work by Peter Amoore (with Raphael Rubinstein), Annet Dekker, Aideen Doran and Victoria Horne. ‘Endnotes’ is presented as a limited edition publication designed by Osasto and as a series of online commissions on the MAP website. Copies of the printed publication are available throughout EAF 2016 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and the EAF kiosk (9-11 Blair Street).
Responding to the theme of endnotes, and coinciding with the completion of the MAP online archive, Amoore, Dekker, Doran and Horne examine methods of approaching archives as creative, active platforms rather than static repositories of documented content. Each propose critical approaches to archiving, contemporary art and digital production.
The programme includes a discussion event on 13 August, 14:00-17:00, at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). Contributors present their research as part of a discussion chaired by writer and curator, Jenny Brownrigg. The event forms part of van der Lingen and Walsh’s micro residency at ECA School of Art, 1-26 August.
Peter Amoore is an artist and curator based in Edinburgh. He is currently assistant curator at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop where he is programming the series of exhibitions, ‘On an otherwise ordinary evening’. Thinking through artists’ practice engaged with the telling of stories – in attentive homages and improbable encounters – the series follows the work of artist and filmmaker Holly Antrum, poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein and artist and comedian Siân Robinson Davies.
Annet Dekker is Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival Science at the University of Amsterdam, visiting lecturer at the London South Bank University and co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, LSBU/The Photographers’ Gallery London. She’s also a freelance curator, editor and writer of several publications on media art, preservation and archives.
Aideen Doran is an artist and researcher based in Glasgow. She has recently completed a practice-based PhD in Fine Art at Northumbria University, investigating the circuits of influence and affect between and across network technology and art practice.
Victoria Horne is a Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on feminist art, historiography, and contemporary art’s periodical culture. She has written for Feminist Review, Radical Philosophy and Journal of Visual Culture.
Jenny Brownrigg is Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art. From 2002-9 she was curator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. Past posts have included; Project Officer at Grizedale Arts, Cumbria (2000-2); and Gallery Co-ordinator at Changing Room Gallery, Stirling, Scotland (1998-9).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the limited edition printed publication. Also available from Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and the Edinburgh Art Festival Kiosk throughout Edinburgh Art Festival 2016.
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