Researching Residencies: Artists and the Archive

Researching Residencies: Artists and the Archive

Wednesday 25 June 2014, 7 – 8.30pm

Free entry, booking strongly recommended.

To coincide with the gallery’s summer exhibition – which takes research as its focus –this panel discussion will delve into the varied and dynamic ways in which artists are responding to archives and collections, using them as research tools to inform their own art practice. Curators Althea Greenan (Goldsmiths) and Lizzie Fisher (Freelance/Kettle’s Yard), who both work with archives or collections connected to universities, will be joined by artist Jason Singh, to open up this discussion.

Singh was the Sound Art Resident at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2012, inspired by the Iranian, Afghanistan and Middle Eastern collections he produced new work ranging from the creation of software to refigure the voice electronically through collection objects to performances of break dancers translating Islamic calligraphy into movement. Greenan works in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths, facilitating exhibitions and events including the ‘Living with Make: Art in the Archive’ bursary for artists, that supports 3 months research for artists and offers a venue to launch the resulting work. Fisher was the curator of Kettle’s Yard’s Associate Artists programme, which commissioned artists to make new work in response to the Kettle’s Yard collection, and exhibit it alongside these chosen objects, artworks or archive materials.

The speakers will discuss their own residencies, experiences and observations, followed by a Q&A.

Unfortunately this event has now been postponed until early Autumn 2014. Details will follow shortly, or you can sign up to our newsletter here.