film as relic

Emily writes: The documentation, acquisition and conservation of live art practice is of increasing interest to art museums and has been the focus of an AHRC funded research network at Tate (Collecting the Performative). During a series of discussions as part of this programme, the issue of what constitutes the ‘work’ in relation to live…

memory and the film archive

I have recently become more interested in the way that cultural value might be related to memory. It seems obvious to say that we might value a cultural experience if it connects to memories that we have. These might be good or bad memories. If the experience was not enjoyable, then ‘value’ might not be…