Vancouver Independent
Archives Week 2018/19


Everyday Documentation of Arts and Humanities Collections

University of Saskatchewan Librarian and dear friend of Archives Week Shannon Lucky will be presenting on a panel at the ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology) 2018 Conference on Monday November 12th from 8:30 - 10am. Shannon's research on artist-run centre archives and work with PAVED Arts have informed and enriched our past programming and we are excited for her timely return to Vancouver.

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Recollective in Discorder Magazine

Recollective organizers Emma Metcalfe Hurst and Dan Pon sat down with Jamie Loh of CiTR 101.9 FM's Discorder Magazine to talk archives, activation, and the power of speculative future pasts for a feature in their November issue.

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Fugitives in the Archive

Royal BC Museum Pocket Gallery
675 Belleville St, Victoria
Fri. 2.11.18 / 10am

Dr. Kate Hennessy (SFU SIAT) and Dr. Trudi Lynn Smith (UVic School of Environmental Studies) open their exhibition Fugitives in the Archive at the Royal BC Museum on Friday November 2, running through January 2019.

An extension of a the project that Hennessy and and Smith presented on for Vancouver Independent Archives 2017, Fugitives in the Archive explores the idiosyncratic presence and behaviour of objects encountered by the two artist-anthropologists while conducting research at the BC Archives.

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Hazel Meyer & Cait McKinney Performing Tape Condition: degraded

Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave
Sat. 17.11.18 / 2pm

Meyer and McKinney’s lecture performance Tape Condition: degraded investigates the community-based work of collecting, preserving, and providing ethical forms of digital access to archives of queer porn. Their presentation revolves around Slumberparty (1984), a DIY 8mm porn made by a group of Toronto-based lesbians in response to censorship, which was screened publicly only twice and then lost until 2016. The pair discuss the practical and ethical labour behind figuring out how to archive and screen this forgotten reel.

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The Sculpture Fund: A Case for Support

Pollyanna 圖書館 Library, 221 E Georgia St

The Sculpture Fund is a research collection created by 221A Research Fellow Amy Nugent. Over the past five years, Amy’s research has focused on the history and restitution of sculptors Frances Loring (1887-1968) and Florence Wyle (1881-1968), the current state of Canadian art collections, and the limited acquisition funds to support them.

The Sculpture Fund collection at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library activates Frances and Florence memoirs and archives as well as houses books on the history of sculpture and societies in Canada, catalogs on women and non-binary sculptors, acquisitions, art market and art funding.

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Renacting Histories - Docufiction and the Work of Sara Diamond and the Women's Labour History Project

VIVO Media Arts Centre, 2625 Kaslo St
Fri. 12.10.18 / 7pm

This event is a fundraiser in support of the Sara Diamond Archive at VIVO's Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive.

In the 1980s and 1990s performance, re-enactment, the melange of fiction and documentary, and "bad acting" were tactics used by video artists to unsettle notions of documentary realism, provide alternate readings of histories, elicit or manifest subjective interpretations of events, or provide a feminist sense of time.

The work of Sara Diamond and the early work of the Women's Labour History Project used these tactics, which were drawn from film theory, feminist criticism and documentary practice. Sara Diamond will discuss these roots and draw from her works of personal documentary/autobiographical narratives and early docu-fiction.

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