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Adkins, LB., Hurlstone, I., Duffy, N., 2017.

Re-Making Histories and the Gaps Between

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:The Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art
Number of Works:8

Practice based research concerned with (re)visioning histories through artifact, performance and exhibition. Working with selected archives and collections; The Tetley Archive (Leeds), The Portico Library (Manchester) and Hall Carpenter Archive (London School of Economics).

Research aims.
The research aim is to (re)vision the archive in order to challenge established cognitive readings of history which consider the now, the future and the past concurrently.
This will be achieved through a series of artists' residencies at selected archives, artefact, performance and film outcomes, commissioning 'platform' exhibition programme and accompanying publication.

Research Questions.
The research will reveal-
o how methodologies of re-visioning can interrogate our understanding of historic authenticity and narrative myth making;
o how this informs viewers' ability to reflect and imagine the past;
o how re-visioning can discover an alternative historicity of the cultural institution its collections and archive and how this methodology can innovate 'performative' curatorial thinking.