About the writing comission

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.