Archive for the ‘The Archive’ Category

Making Meaning

10Oct11

Willumson, Glenn. ‘Making Meaning: Displaced materiality in the library and art museum’ Photographs Objects Histories: On the materiality of images ed. by Elizabeth Edwards and Janice Hart (London: Routledge, 2004) 62-80 p.62 Although they are initially treasured for their ability to reproduce a person, an event or a location, the passage of time is not […]



Julian Walker

26Jan10

From his website: http://walkerjulian.tripod.com/id34.html Most of my work is site-specific; where it is not, it is strongly referencing an idea or set of ideas. In this sense it is reactive, exploring how I can understand specific bits of the world, or exploring how other people have done so. Hence my interest in museums, collections and […]


From http://www.claudiaangelmaier.de/index.php The play with the images of art and their history is at the heart of Claudia Angelmaier’s work whereby particular focus lies on the pictures and their mechanical reproduction, material image and contextual situation. The protagonists of Angelmaier’s large-scale photographic works are books, postcards or transparencies and slides which show copies of “the […]


pp.3-6 in: Bate, David. ‘The Archaeology of Photography: Rereading Michel Foucault and The Archaeology of Knowledge’. Afterimage. vol.35 no.3 (Sept-Oct 2007) p.3 For Foucault, the historian must excavate an archive to reveal not merely what is in it, but the very conditions that have made that archive possible, what he calls its historical a priori. In […]


Spieker, Sven., The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy (London: The MIT Press, 2008) 1-15   p.26-27 The fact that film and photography, in Benjamin’s examples, often leave their objects unrecognizable because they reproduce only parts of them or bcause they reproduce them at very close range (“enlargement not merely clarifies what we see indistinctly ‘in […]