Friday Salon: Archiving the Today 

17. Jan - 17. Jan 14 / ended ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)


3:00pm, ICA Studio, booking required

Talk | Performance | London

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Table of Contents by Siobhan Davies Dance, photo by Pari Naderi

Table of Contents by Siobhan Davies Dance, photo by Pari Naderi

Friday Salon: Archiving the Today

Is archiving live artistic practice crucial to its survival?

Archiving of live work can be a significant and truly interdisciplinary challenge. Many artists have argued that the instability and uncertainty of the archive can raise issues surrounding originality, appropriation and authenticity. But for some artists the act of archiving, recording, preserving, and redistributing, are performative actions that are as much a part of the work as the performance itself.

In conjunction with Table of Contents by Siobhan Davies Dance, this Salon investigates the challenges of institutional or artist-led archives in an age of instant information and new technology. Particular focus will be given to the challenge of ‘archiving’ dance and live practice.

It will also explore how a younger generation of artists are working with archives and what challenges training institutions see ahead for them when archiving their practice.

Speakers include: Eckhard Thieman (Chair), Laura Carderera, Victoria Lane, Claire Louise Staunton, Mirella Bartrip

In Partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance

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