Active Archives. Performing Social Realities in Archival Contexts
Mit Salim Bayri, Frédérique Bergholtz, David Dibosa, Anik Fournier, Linus Gratte, Megan Hoetger, Kayije Kagame, Helena de Laurens, Diana McCarty, Nando Messias, Paula Montecinos Oliva, Alice Pialoux, Grant Watson
In English with simultaneous translation into German
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How do archives perform social realities? What practices activate archival materials? And how can archival activisms push against the dominant forms of narrative production and knowledge transmission that shape social and political discourse? Moving across artistic and curatorial research practices, the opening program introduces a range of performance-based archival methodologies that work through voice, (mis)translation, the dialogic, audio registration and sonic-scape as they experiment with how storytelling can happen otherwise. The contributors each approach the relation between archive and society as a two-fold set of ongoing negotiations: between activation and activism, and between making public and making publics. Weaving their performative propositions through particular archival histories, they rehearse what it means to “do” archive work today.
With Salim Bayri, Frédérique Bergholtz, David Dibosa, Anik Fournier, Linus Gratte, Kayije Kagame, Helena de Laurens, Diana McCarty, Nando Messias, Paula Montecinos Oliva, Alice Pialoux, Grant Watson
Concept: Megan Hoetger