Tapes Under the Bed: endangered film & video archives from the 1980s onwards
The School of Art & Design at TU Dublin is hosting a seminar in City Campus, East Quad on Saturday 26th November, Tapes Under the Bed: endangered film and video archives from the 1980s onwards.
Presented in partnership with IMMA and The Project Art Centre, this is a one day programme featuring talks, film, and discussion with international collectives and participants, exploring endangered film, video archives & imagined futures.
Booking is through IMMA's website.
Tapes Under the Bed is a curated selection of screenings and talks that draws from current research and practical concerns about the material legacies of various art and film collectives from the 1980s in the UK and Ireland, each of whom worked from anti-imperialist, anti-racist, queer and/or feminist positions. The materials that remain include video tapes, recordings, posters, documents and other ephemera and may not yet have found an appropriate archive or collection for their preservation however are now increasingly part of contemporary discourse. We ask how we can work effectively, sustainably, appropriately and ethically with material that has been stored by artists or others over the years in private attics, drawers, or under the bed.
Derry Film and Video Workshop: Response by Margo Harkin
Cinenova Feminist Film and Video & Sheffield Feminist Film Co-op: Response by Ash Reid
Mayday Rooms: Response by Rosemary Grennan
Poster Collective: Contribution by Christine Halsall
AIDS Video Activism: Response by Ed Webb-Ingall.
Retake: Response by Aditi Jaganathan and Suman Bhuchar.
Channel Four Workshops: Response by Rod Stoneman
This event will bring together a range of international researchers, curators, artists, archivists and collectives who work in various ways with material that sprang from a common context. Over the course of the day, we will think about the difficulties of archiving as well as the current imperative to do so given the historical significance of this work and its continuing lack of resourcing, as well its value to the public across these islands. Our guests consider how we can think and act carefully with vital archival materials from our interconnected past, and reflect on questions of ethics, methodologies, access, organisational structures and futurity (to include storage, distribution and funding). We will reflect on the task of preserving living archives and protecting the intellectual property rights and sensitivities of the original artists/activists/makers, when formal archives arrangements and funding is not in place.