COLLECT / RECOLLECT: HOW WILL WE REMEMBER CLUSTER 2019?
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“Constituting an archive represents a significant moment, on which we need to reflect with care. It occurs at that moment when a relatively random collection of works, whose movement appears simply to be propelled from one creative production to the next, is at the point of becoming something more ordered and considered: an object of reflection and debate.”
– Stuart Hall – Constituting an Archive – Third Text, Spring 2001
We conclude our programme on experimental archiving by the exploring the idea of the archive as a social practice. This workshop will explore how we can forge connections between materials and histories, represent our collective identity and edit ourselves into history. After reviewing the experimental writing and drawings produced during the show, we will collectively curate a public record of the fair as citizen-archivists. The event seeks to shape the artistic legacy of CLUSTER, by creating a record of the fair.
COLLECT / RECOLLECT: HOW WILL WE REMEMBER CLUSTER?
This programme is about action and memory. It seeks to colour our understanding of what an archive is and how contemporary artists may use it to expand and enrich their arts practice. The archive is more than a collection for browsing, it is also a space in which to forge connections and articulate selfhood. To delve into an archive or look through archival material is to engage in an affective and critical practice.
Two workshops and a participatory installation will explore what it means to imagine, perceive, remember, and record. The series is free for all participating artists, and open to all makers who are inquisitive and reflexive.
Michelle Cook is a London-based writer and curator. Her practice is research-led, interdisciplinary and reflexive. She is concerned with the visibility of the archive, and models of community engagement that are participatory and dialogical. Her work explores how we perceive and respond to collections, and communication that departs from rigid uses of language.