Figures and Sphinx, Gizeh, c.1945. Courtesy the Abushady Archive.
On Saturday April 12th at 4:45pm I'll be giving a talk about my ongoing archive project 'Memory Loss: Excavating the Abushady Family Archive' on a panel at NYU's Radical Archives Conference (April 11-12, 2014):
No Instructions for Assembly: Case Studies in Radical Archiving, with artists Joy Garnett and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Michelle Wong on her research at Asia Art Archive and Ian Alden Russell on his work with the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. Moderated by Steffani Jemison. Saturday 4/12, 4:45-6:00 pm
The conference and its website are ...organized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice, by which we mean: archives of radical politics and practices; archives that are radical in form or function; moments or contexts in which archiving in itself becomes a radical act; and considerations of how archives can be active in the present, as well as documents of the past and scripts for the future.
Full Schedule: and Registration (register by Wednesday April 9th)
Both the conference and its website are organized around four threads of radical archival practice: Archives and Absence, or lost and counter-archives; Archives and Affect, or embodied archives; Archives and Ethics, or stealing from and for archives; and Archive as Constellation, or archive as method, medium, and interface.
The conference website is built to grow over time and serve as a resource for teaching, research and networking.....
Radical Archives is an online companion to the April 2014 conference at NYU, organized by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh of Index of the Disappeared (with the invaluable assistance of Amita Manghnani) and presented by NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Institute as part of our 2013-14 residency at A/P/A. The conference is co-sponsored by NYU's History Department, Moving Image Archive Program, and Archives and Public History Program, along with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, the Asia Art Archive in America, and media partner Creative Time Reports. [...]
Conference home: http://www.radicalarchives.net