As part of Curating Living Archives artist and writer, Miriam Mallalieu, was commissioned to follow the workshops and map out key points discussed amongst the participants. Miriam used a process of observation, notetaking and recollection to create these records of the events, which, like constellations, map out fragments of ideas, statements and conversations. These records are deliberately incomplete: they are not able to capture and reproduce the events, but offer something new through the assemblage of scattered traces. They fold together ideas that emerged in the workshops: traces, ghosts, unruliness, control, affect, disappearance, witnessing, shifting.
The title of the work Fragments coming together to constitute new realities and new futures is a quote from the third workshop, shifted into a new context of describing the process of capturing these workshops.