Catching Memories: Reflecting on Activating our Archives

Earlier this year, Tony Lorenzo responded to our participant call out to join Activating our Archives, Modern Art Oxford’s collective digital archiving project which has evolved alongside the exhibition, Akram Zaatari: The Script. In this photo essay, Tony reflects on his experience of taking part in the project. When I was a child I was asked what… Continue reading Catching Memories: Reflecting on Activating our Archives

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Everyday Archives and Everyday Art

Sunil Shah is the Lead Artist on Activating our Archives, a group project which uses photography and curation to bring together a community of people from across Oxford to build an online archive of images that reflect on and explore their own lives. The project comes to an end this weekend with an all-day event at… Continue reading Everyday Archives and Everyday Art

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Chaos in the Classroom: Performing DIY Filmmaking in Schools

In our latest update on City as Studio: Moving Image, lead artist Kate Mahony tells us how the students have been experimenting with DIY filmmaking techniques to create their own moving unique moving image works.  Throughout City as Studio: Moving Image I was determined to help the students create films using equipment that was readily… Continue reading Chaos in the Classroom: Performing DIY Filmmaking in Schools

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Between Anywhere and Nowhere

Najia Bagi is the Creative Learning Assistant at Modern Art Oxford. Below she discusses her motivations for curating the performance evening Between Anywhere and Nowhere. Taking place on April 18, the evening presents work by three female artists who use performance to explore family, tradition, every day life and their own connections to and distance… Continue reading Between Anywhere and Nowhere

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Reading List – Akram Zaatari: The Script

Through his compelling and deeply researched practice, Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari explores the manner in which we choose to present ourselves both on, and offline, from YouTube videos to photographic archives. His work touches on complex and timely themes including contemporary image production, cultural activism and archival studies. Drawn together by our curators, this reading list delves… Continue reading Reading List – Akram Zaatari: The Script

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