Living Archives final event: 11 – 13 April 2018

Stage for “Kalunga”, a performance by Luanda Carniero Jacoel at the symposium Archival Reenactments (2016). Featuring a photograph of Deaconess orphanage in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Group photo including Sister Maren, Miss James, Marchal and Sister Nic. Maritime Museum of Denmark.

An event to mark the end of the Living Archives Research Project
11- 13 April 2018
@ Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmö

The archive and acts of archiving
Respecting the past, anticipating future archival needs
Sensitive to what is kept and what escapes
Dilemmas posed by digitization
Performances of public, cultural, and personal memory
Caretaking and caregiving
Openness, access and inclusion

The TO BE ARCHIVED event marks the end of the Living Archives Research Project, but rather than simply celebrating closure with backward looks it aims to be an activation of the project’s many processes, networks, ideas and questions. We have crafted a programme for this event that includes performances, round table discussion, keynotes and the exhibition of design prototypes and art installations. We have also made room for spacious dialogue. Our presenters include researchers, artists, heritage and cultural sector professionals, students and activists. The scope is interdisciplinary and international, with presenters from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Slovenia, the UK and USA.

This Living Archives event is organised by Susan Kozel and Temi Odumosu, and hosted in collaboration with Malmö Konstmuseum. The whole event is free but registration is required for the two full days (Thursday and Friday), as places are limited and catering is provided. The Wednesday evening opening performance and keynote lecture is open to all.

Free tickets can be booked here on EVENTBRITE

Our Programme

11 April (evening opening)
17:30 – 18:00  Arrivals
18:00 – 18:15  Welcome
18:15 – 19:00  Performance: “Reenactment of a Transnational Adoptee” by Yong Sun Gullach
19:15 – 20:15  Keynote lecture: Besideness, Amongness, Wit(h)ness: Is Reperformance an Archive, a Round Dance, or Call and Response?” given by Professor Rebecca Schneider (Brown University)

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12 April (9am-6pm)
09:00 – 09:30  Registration (with refreshments)
09:30 – 10:00   Welcome and Introduction

10:00 – 12:00
  SESSION ONE – Somatic Archiving: Re-enactments & Substitutions
Susan Kozel
Karen Vedel: “Entangled Temporalities and the Somatic Archive”
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Jeannette Ginslov, and Susan Kozel: “Archival Conspiracies using AR/MR”
Madeleine Tunbjer: “Digesting the Archive”
Tone Erlien: “Methods of safeguarding dance traditions through interactive dance exhibitions in museums”
Micala Bendix: “Soma-Science: How does the body remember?”

12:00 – 13:30  Lunch

13:00 – 14:00  Performance Installation: “Kalunga Entities” by Luanda Carneiro Jacoel with an original music composition by Åsmund Kaupang

14:00 – 16:00  SESSION TWO – Decolonial Matters: Attending to fragments
Temi Odumosu
Yong Sun Gullach: “Never enough – always too much – on activism and performative actions”
Mathias Danbolt: “Art does not necessarily save us”
Marina Gržinić: “Decolonial and Performative”
Frederikke Hansen: “Scrutinizing those who scrutinize Greenland: the legacy of Pia Arke”
Michael McEachrane: “Does Sweden Need a Black Archive? The possible relevance of race to archives”

16:00 – 18:00 Open Memories/ Performing Data: Living Archives exhibition – Viewing and testing of Living Archives research outcomes, consisting of art installations and design prototypes.

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13 April (9.30am-5pm)

09:30 – 10:00 Doors open and refreshments
10:00 – 12:00
  SESSION THREE – Co-Archiving: Meetings, interactions, collaborations
Maria Hellström Reimer
Aila Peterson, Isabel Rescala & Max Paulsson Hall: “The Refugee Documentation Project”
Anders Hog Hansen: “Women Making History – A Popular Memory and Migration movement”
Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer: “Talking Back: MIXOSCOPE and the challenge of coconstruction”
Miriam Haile & Annarosa Krøyer Holm: “Hvid[mə] Archive”
Fredrik Elg: “The Museum of Movements – people and ideas in motion”

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch

13:00 – 14:00  Keynote lecture: “Personal Affects: Going into the Archive” by Tanya Ury.

14:00 – 16:00  SESSION THREE – On the Drive to Digitise: Openness, data, and privacy
Maria Engberg
Johanna Berg: “Everything for Everyone!”
Jacek Smolicki: “Cache 22: on lures and traps of digital memory”
Marianne Ping Huang: “Dilemmas of future memories: European heritage collections and cultural data”
Marika Hedemyr Törnqvist & Jacob Michelsen: “ENTER Mölndal – making historic repertoire kinesthetically activated with AR/MR in public places (A project by Mölndal City Museum)”
Nikita Mazurov: “Preservation without a trace: paradox as archive”

16:00 – 17:00 Final thoughts and wrap up statements – including a sound intervention Quivering Stillness: a post-scriptum gesture by Jacek Smolicki

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