Friday: screening of new work by Media Burn + On the Real Film

From Celluloid to the Pixel:
Exploring Documentation, Technology, and Time

Screening and discussion of a new collaborative piece created by Media Burn Archive and On The Real Film

The opening night of the Chicago Archives + Artists Festival, coordinated by Sixty Inches From Center, is a celebration of archive lovers, a film screening, and an accompanying discussion around the changing technologies of preservation.

The evening will feature From Celluloid to the Pixel: Exploring Relationships between Documentation, Technology and Time, a new collaborative work between Media Burn and On the Real Film. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Erin Babbin, Sara Chapman, and Michael Sullivan, and moderated by Kate Hadley Toftness. The speakers will explore the ways that the shift from film to video to digital media has influenced documentation from the personal to the political over the last 50 years.

What: Chicago Archives + Artists Festival opening night screening
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 1st floor Garland Room
When: Friday, May 19th, 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: free
More info: http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive-lovers-night-project-premiere-with-media-burn-and-on-the-real-film-may-19/

This event is open to Chicago’s artists, archivists, librarians, writers, researchers, curators and others who consider repositories a key part of the work that they do or are interested in doing. This gathering creates a space for dialogue and exchange otherwise missing for practitioners of social justice archiving.

The rest of the weekend will feature installations by local archives, DIY archiving stations for artist file building, tutorials on free open-source tools, a workshop on getting your artist affairs in order for emergency purposes, and a roll call that highlights archives, special collections, and libraries that have holdings specifically relevant to the communities often omitted from dominant cultural and historical narratives.

Full schedule at: http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/chicago-archives-artists-festival/

Media Burn’s Dan Erdman will also participate in the Archive Roll Call: A Rapid Fire Resource Session.
When: Sunday, May 21, 11am

The archive roll call will go down the list of local, national, and international archives, repositories, and resources specifically welcoming to the histories and cultures of people of color, and along the spectrum of race, gender, nationality and ability. This session is good for artists interested in discovering where their histories could potentially be kept and writers/researchers interested in discovering new physical and digital tools that support their work.

 

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