23 February
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29 April 2019

Activating our Archives 2019: The Script

Activating our Archives is a group project exploring personal and shared identities through photography, storytelling and digital archiving.

The pilot project in 2019 brought together a community of people across Oxfordshire for a series of workshops led by artist Sunil Shah. Across the workshops, the group explored photography and curation to build an online archive of images that reflect on and explore their own lives.

The archive reflects and expresses aspects of our lives that we consider as private, public, individual and collective. It explores how images are used online and how we represent ourselves online through social media. Using digital technology and analogue methods, participants took photographs, selected and sorted their own and each others’ images, and engaged in group discussions.

The archive can be viewed online on Instagram using the hashtag #ActivatingourArchives. The project was inspired by Akram Zaatari’s exhibition The Script at Modern Art Oxford in 2019.

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