Event Archive


Roundtable discussion and film screening
Programmed as part of Instant Archives - Emily Donnini, Travis Souza & Ralph Mackenzie

Roundtable discussion and screening

04.09.2011 | 4 – 6


An event for further discussion on the varying sensibilities toward the archive as seen in its practical manifestations, academic potentiality, and consumer appeal.

While archive has become a key site of inquiry within contemporary art practices, Do What The Clouds Do looks to deliberate the archive in its expanded field. Reflecting on the divergent elements which might organize ‘the archive’ as both an idea and a material accumulation, the event will look to the significance and practice of its contemporary forms. Do What The Clouds Do will work to interrogate ‘the archive’ as a site operating beyond testimony or authority, but as an active site of mutable transparency, heterogeneity, perpetual revision and distribution.

Do What The Clouds Do will consider what an instant archive might constitute in a roundtable discussion with Francis McKee (Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow), Malcolm Dickson (Director, Streetlevel Photoworks, Glasgow), Damien McCaffery (University of Glasgow), Glasgow-based artists collective It’s Our Playground (Camille Le Houezec & Jocelyn Villemont) and Instant Archive’s curator, Nicola Wright.

The discussion will be preceded by a short screening of films and video clips selected by the panel, including Oliver Laric‘s Versions (2010), with additional contributions from exhibiting artists, Emily Donnini, Ralph Mackenzie and Travis Souza.

Do What The Clouds Do will be chaired by David Dale Gallery & Studios committee member, Darren Tesar.