Wednesday, Sep 18, 10am-6.30pm ICCE Goldsmiths, University of london New Academic Building, Lecture Theatre LG01 SE14 6NW
Registration for Past Is Prologue is £114 Register by 1 August for the early bird 20% discount of £91.20 engage members enjoy 20% discount price of £91.20
Price includes tea & coffee at breaks and lunch
We have 10 bursaries available to cover ticket costs for individuals who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. For more information on bursaries and how to apply email firstname.lastname@example.org Bursary applications should be received by midnight Friday, 26 July
LIFT, engage and ICCE Goldsmiths, University of London are proud to announce Past Is Prologue, a public seminar exploring the ways in which artists re-animate archive material such as photographs, film, artifacts and oral histories and use these collections as stimulus for new work. The LIFT archives and engage’s Resource of gallery education material are housed in Goldsmith’s Library.
Over a day of dialogues and presentations, key artists across a diverse range of art forms will share how they have used letters, faxes, objects from past shows and events to inspire them to create new artistic works - ranging from live art, dance, film and music.
Past Is Prologue will see an interrogation of the various ways artists respond to and are inspired by archive materials over panel and breakout discussions, as well as artistic presentations in music and film.
Key note speakers and presentations for the day include artists Tim Etchells, Richard Wentworth, Siobhan Davies, Barby Asante and Sue Mayo, Sarah Whatley (Director of Centre for Dance Research - C-DaRE), Curator Archive Gallery Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery) and artist and researcher Eileen Hogan. The morning will be chaired by Ruth Mackenzie.
The use of archives and archived material toward the creation of new work
Tangible and intangible archives
Re-constitution, re-enactment or re-presentation of archives
Curatorial issues in the exhibition of performance archives
Performance re-enactment and questions of authorship, originality and subjectivity
The ethics of re-using archive material
The participation of archivists, students and other members of the public engaging with artists and archives
Methodologies for exploring, navigating, selecting and interpreting archived material towards developing new work
Issues of duration and inclusion in assembling new or temporary archives
Presented by LIFT in partnership with engage and Goldsmiths University of London