Arkive City

Bacon, Julie Louise, ed. (2008) Arkive City. Interface, Locus+ Archive, Belfast, Newcastle upon Tyne, 219 pp. ISBN 9781899377305. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Arkive City invites the reader on a journey through Kilmainham Gaol and Museum, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Live Art Archives, to the Imperial War Museum, Arnolfini art centre, and the Stasi Archive, to name but a few. The context of this cityscape is one in which mass forms of (self-)representation, dissemination, documenting and monitoring converge and influence the perception of information, knowledge, interaction, security, and indeed our imagining of time. The contributors to Arkive City map out important questions and shifts in interest that have arisen from the changing role of archiving in culture, and its relationship with the arts, through their work: curating exhibitions in museums; (de)constructing (art) history, running library and government archives, initiating archives in arts organisations, and shaping individual practice. Six themes underpin Arkive City, emphasizing the repercussions of archiving in terms of: Taxonomies; Technology; Memory and Identities; Liberty and Surveillance; Markets and Resources; and Voids.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: The publication documented and expanded upon the proceedings of a five-part conference, PhD training and exhibition series entitled Performing the Archive. I curated two of these events. Performing the Archive received a two-year (2006-07) major AHRC award, which included publishing the research outputs as a book and website. Accordingly, the anthology was produced in conjunction with an online learning resource, the Arkive City website, which I also edited.
Uncontrolled keywords: Archiving, Contemporary Art, Cultural/Critical Theory, Museology, Curating
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
N Fine Arts
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Fine Art
Depositing User: Julie Louise Bacon
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 15:00
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 14:11
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31580 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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