A two-day conference organized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice, including: archives of radical politics and practices; archives that are radical in form or function; and considerations of how archiving in itself might be a radical act in certain moments or contexts. An international contingent of archivists, artists, artist-archivists, activist archivists, theorists, and scholars working with archives will present and discuss their work and ideas. The conference will include a screening series, performances, and four plenary sessions: Archive and Affect, or the embodied archive; Archiving Around Absence, or reading for the shadows; Archives and Ethics, or stealing from and for archives; and Archive as Constellation, or archive as method, medium, interface, and script.
Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, the 2013-2014 A/P/A Institute at NYU Artists-in Residence
Co-sponsored by Asia Art Archive, Hemispheric Institute, NYU History Department, NYU Moving Image Archive Program, and NYU Archives and Public History Program.