week11 Wednesday Feb 29 / Topic: artists working with archives/ the realm of historical methods

A. Essays

[preferably, choose an essay to read related to the topic of your research]

1. Desai, D. and Hamlin, J., 2009. Artists in the realm of Historical methods: The Sound, Smell, and Taste of History. In: D. Desai and J. Hamlin eds History as Art, Art as History. New York: Routledge, pp 47-66.

download pdf here:desai-Artists_in_the_Realm_of_Historical_Methods

[focus of the essay: historical reenactment, oral history, autobiography/memoirs]

2. Uriel Orlow, Latent Archives, Roving Lens in Ghosting: The Role of   the Archive within Contemporary Artists’ Film and Video, ed. Jane   Connarty and Josephine Lanyon (Bristol: Picture This Moving Image, 2006) ISBN 0-9539872-8-0.

(online)Available from: Slash/seconds

[focus of the essay: the materiality of the archive in in art as research in video and film work]

3. Schröter, J, Archive—Post/photographic.

(online) Available from: Medien Kuntz Net.Topic: Photo/Byte
http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/themes/photo_byte/archive_post_photographic/print/ [print version]

[focus of the essay: relationship between photography, the archive and the digital]

B. Related projects

for images and links visit the miniarchive blog:



nula, the source of a ser­ies of file­casts, each con­sist­ing of an as­semb­lage of sounds, im­ages, or words, made avail­ab­le for down­load, shar­ing, com­men­tary, and fur­ther man­i­pu­la­tion.

project Archivo F.X. by Spanish artist Pedro G. Romero

Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age

Tejido conectivo

Thereforefaces by german artist Annabel Lange

Archive of exile, by three academics and three artists whose disciplines include Cultural Geography, Video Installation Art, History of Ideas, Composition and Sound Production, Theatre Studies, and Public Performance.

C. Archives

The open video project: a shared video digital collection

The (free) prelinger archives

Videos In the Internet Moving Images Archive Special Collection

case study: lifelogging

molly56, 2007.  Rhizome Panel Discussion: Hasan Elahi part 1 Available at: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2iQD73fAR4> [Accessed 23 June 2009].

CBS, 2007. Web Site Shows Man’s Life 24/7 (CBS News). Available at:<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArSp7djNf8>[Accessed 7 October 2010].

Additonal essays

Velios, A., and Gould S. 2008, Applying Artists’ Methodologies to Archiving: a Case Study of John Latham’s Archive. Abstract/ full pdf


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