An interdisciplinary workshop on images and their archives in cross-cultural contexts. February 16, 2009, co-organized with Claire Colebrook. Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.
“We invite you to reflect on the image archive in transformation. We leave the field open, but we are particularly interested in work that is concerned with, or takes place in, non-Western or non-European space.
“This project began as an enquiry into an inter-disciplinary distinction between contextualizing practices, including those we call sociological or ethnographic, and more formalist approaches—those paying attention to the genesis and problematics of specific images and works.
“The aim of this workshop is to explore emergent tensions between the archive’s singularities and the global contexts of circulation, and in so doing, to create new frameworks and methods for critical practice in relation to archived bodies of work.”