Queering the Archive
Recent Activity, 80-82 Floodgate St, Birmingham, B5 5SR
Thursday 16 November 2017, 6 – 7.30PM
Queering the Archive features a series of events which place an emphasis on queer digital presence as a method of recording, highlighting current methods of digitisation, the potentials of the archive and the role of accessibility to queer material in the navigation of the closet.
The first event in the series features a screening of Sandi Hughes’ Rewind Fast Forward, an archive of LGBTQ and BAME communities in Liverpool from 1970s to present. The selected films cast a light on often unread histories, mundane occurrences which highlight past queer experiences and raise questions as to how these might relate to a contemporary audience. Hughes is currently in the process of digitising and uploading her archive to its own dedicated website.
The screening is followed by a panel discussion with Hughes, artist Laura Hudson, curator Ryan Kearney and artist Tom Worsfold, whose solo exhibition Felt Tip at Recent Activity forms the setting of the event. All films have been selected by Ryan Kearney.
This event is presented as part of SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, visit www.shoutfestival.co.uk for more information.
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