This is the script performed and recorded live on Zoom as part of the artwork’s launch on 31st January 2021.
It is a live reading of the script by two actors. The work is the personification of Archive and Process as two women, having a conversation about women in archival spaces, why we are missing and what could an archive of the future be? The work was made over Zoom to a live audience in one take and incorporates the limitations of the technology and making work via the internet.
‘A Script for an Archive: Women’ was commissioned for online display at www.curatinglivingarchives.network as part of ‘What Is A Living Archive. Curating the ‘unruly’ materiality of Contemporary Art’, a research project led by Dr Judit Bodor with Adam Lockhart, 2021.
ARCHIVE resources: REWIND Artist’s Video Archive, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.
ARTISTS’ WORKS REFERENCED: Catherine Elwes, Judith Goddard, Katherine Meynell, Rose Garrard, Tina Keane.
CURATOR: Dr. Judit Bodor, Baxter Fellow, Curatorial Practice, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.
ARCHIVIST: Adam Lockhart, Media Art Archivist and Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.
WRITING MENTOR: Professor Maria Fusco, Chair of Interdisplinary Writing at University of Dundee.
ACTORS: Polly Kilpatrick & Rebecca Knowles.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Naomi Van Dijck, Mark Gubb, Anthony Shapland, g39, Cardiff.
SPECIAL THANKS: Rich Robinson, Emily Speed, Nick Thornton.