Archive | Documentary

Under this theme we've set out to group work that delves into archives for its source material, or performs some kind of archival work in situ, and at the same time we've gathered together work that leans in the direction of documentary in all its forms. A couple of highlights in this theme are Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling's sharing of film and you tube clips pertaining to queer and black world making and Ashley Hunt's performed film documentary about Hurricane Katrina.

To help you explore the archive we've come up with themes that are comprised of paired ‘terms’. They are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.