What is a Living Archive? Curating the Unruly Materiality of Contemporary Art. A research project and evolving network initiated by Dr Judit Bodor (Baxter Fellow Curatorial Practice) and Adam Lockhart (Lecturer in Media Arts, media archivist) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee to explore challenges and approaches toward how we can care for the ‘unruly’ archives of contemporary art in academic (rather than museum) environment.
Artist Commission This artist commission is part of our Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded workshop project (running until 31 January 2021) and aims to explore archives of ephemeral, processual, networked or multimodal artworks online through another artist's practice.
Unruly Archives at DJCAD When we say ‘unruly archives’, we mean archives of contemporary art that don’t easily fit within existing institutional collections and can’t easily be maintained or curated by conventional means. The unruliness of these archives might be due to either artists’ ambiguous / critical relationship to institutional practices, or the artworks’ multi-modal, networked, processual and changeable nature.
The Demarco Digital Archive
The Alastair MacLennan Archive
The Attic Archive
Unruly Archives At Djcad