Friday Salon: Archiving the Today

17 Jan 2014

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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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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