• Potential Archives: Envisioning the Future of the Interdisciplinary Artist Archive in Canada (How Digital Humanities and Feminist Ethical Praxis Will Transform the Interdisciplinary Artist Archive)

    Author(s):
    Julia Polyck-O'Neill (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Archives, Digital archives, Art librarianship, Art history, Feminist studies, Digital archiving
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    DH 2020
    Meeting Org.:
    ADHO
    Meeting Loc.:
    online
    Meeting Date:
    July 2020
    Tag(s):
    artists, critical archival studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/80cm-2854
    Abstract:
    As digital media conservators Deena Engel and Glenn Wharton identify in the premise for the Artist Archive Initiative at New York University, conventional approaches to the artist archive neglect to study how the complexity of an artist’s interdisciplinary creative practice can confound conventional archival systems and practices. My project demonstrates how artists’ archives benefit from non-traditional archival methods that combine emerging digital archival strategies that accommodate and represent community networks and collaborations with the intervention of the artists themselves in the co-creation of accessible multimedia archives. This paper explores two main, preliminary ideas: why a transformation of the organization of artist archives is timely and important; and how digital methods and platforms have the potential to benefit artists, arts scholars, and arts archivists. Potential Archives is both a study and a framework, providing both a map of how these non-traditional methods have worked in the past, and a model for how to develop future artist’s archives. My study and resulting framework will reconceptualize the interdisciplinary artist archive according to emerging feminist and digital epistemologies and methods to help artists plan for and prepare their future institutional archives and address emerging needs and concerns, while also assisting arts institutions in addressing such innovations.
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