Artists in the archive : creative and curatorial engagements with documents of art and performance

Clarke, Paul, Jones, Simon, Kaye, Nick, Linsley, Johanna, Janša, Janez, Etchells, Tim, Deacon, Robin, Butcher, Rosemary, Sachsenmaier, Stefanie, Zhang, Huan, Heathfield, Adrian, Hunter, John, Hixson, Lin, Goulish, Matthew, Kollectiv, Galia, Kollectiv, Pil, Jones, Amelia, Quick, Andrew, Pearson, Mike, Templeton, Fiona, Gmelin, Felix, Bleeker, Maaike, Bailey, Giles, O’Connor, Terry, How, Koh Nguang, Hancock, Richard, Kelly, Traci and MacDonald, Claire (2018) Artists in the archive : creative and curatorial engagements with documents of art and performance. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781317398776

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Abstract / Description

Artists in the Archive explores the agency and materiality of the archival document through a stunning collection of critical writings and original artworks. It examines the politics and philosophy behind re-using remains, historicising this artistic practice and considering the breadth of ways in which archival materials inform, inflect and influence new works.

Taking a fresh look at the relationships between insider know-how and outsider knowledge, Artists in the Archive opens a vital dialogue between a global range of artists and scholars. It seeks to trouble the distinction between artistic practice and scholarly research, offering disciplinary perspectives from experimental theatre, performance art, choreography and dance, to visual art making, archiving and curating.

It includes a chapter by Galia and Pil Kolletiv that argues that reenactment of past events and artworks can be a critical strategy. Using theoretical writings by Friedrich Nietzsche and Guy Debord, the text examines the film Alien: Resurrection to propose a mode of repetition that doesn't collapse into the cyclical production of novelty dictated by the logic of the market.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zhang Huan, Blast Theory, Jog Shuttler, Wooster Group, Easy Pieces, Rosemary Butcher, Chris Burden, Historical Performances, Hugo Glendinning, Cardiff Laboratory, Lone Twin, Performance Documentation, Goat Island, Temporal Drag, Live Art, Archival Remains, Fish Story, Documentary Act, Legged Buddha
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology
100 Philosophy & psychology > 190 Modern western philosophy
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
Department: The CASS
Depositing User: Galia Kollectiv
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 12:09
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/4633

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