The Visual Archive : History, Evidence and Make Believe. Tate Modern, 2004
The Visual Archive: History, Evidence and Make Believe
7 Friday afternoons 15 October - 26 November 2004
East Room, Tate Modern Level 7
A collaboration between the Research Centre for Photography and the Archive, London Collegeof Communication (formerly LCP) University of the Arts (London) and Tate Modern.Exploring the mysterious, provoking and ambiguous world of the archive, this series of seminarswill bring together artists, writers, historians, archivists and others to discuss the meaning,breadth and consequences of visual repositories. From the municipal archive to the inventedhistory, the series will consider ways in which the nature of truth and evidence are constantlycontested and revised. Individual seminars will be focused around various collections, hoards,imaginary archives, artists’ archives and family archives, as well as films and writings whichexplore different aspects of the archive. These are research-level seminars, aimed atphotographers, archivists, historians and curators.