Storage

Storage uses objects and epherma from Val Williams’ personal archive to document the story of her curatorial career and perspective on the history of British Photography since the 1970s. Williams touches upon the nature of collecting as well as exploring some of the complexities of the archive as a repository of information: How do personal and institutional archives differ? How useful is an archival object without the owners’ personal testimony? What is fated for the pre-digital archives of British photographers with physical space for storage at a premium?

Storage30june2012-ICompatible from on-IDLE on Vimeo.

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Storage uses objects and epherma from Val Williams’ personal archive to document the story of her curatorial career and perspective on the history of British Photography since the 1970s. Williams touches upon the nature of collecting as well as exploring some of the complexities of the archive as a repository of information: How do personal and institutional archives differ? How useful is an archival object without the owners’ personal testimony? What is fated for the pre-digital archives of British photographers with physical space for storage at a premium?

Storage30june2012-ICompatible from on-IDLE on Vimeo.