The Archive and the Contested Landscape is a unique cross-disciplinary exhibition, as part of the 11th Cambridge Festival of Ideas: ‘Extremes’, and in-tandem with an exhibition of the same name in Basra, Iraq.
The work of fifty practitioners, across: archaeology, architecture, documentary and experimental film, fine art, geology, illustration, literature, music, performance, philosophy, and photography, has been brought together to explore (individually and collectively) the dynamic material interplay between archives and contested landscapes.
This project aims to:
• generate new work, thoughts and critical debate about the interplay between archives and contested landscapes,
• create a new cross-disciplinary network of practitioners exploring the theme and illuminating prospects for future collaborations,
• open up access to arts education, the theme, and this process of creative knowledge production by attracting participation by those who may not usually consider including their work in either an arts forum or a higher education setting.
An introductory symposium, with guest speakers Jananne Al Ani (Artist and Research Fellow at University of the Arts London), and Sarah Nankivell (Programme Manager at Forensic Architecture), took place at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, on 22nd March 2018.
*With thanks to Artists Activists for images.
- If the cloud allows (16th October from 4.45pm UK / 6.45pm Basra) by Sally Stenton, with Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab
- Exhibition (22nd – 28th October from 10am – 5pm)
- Symposium (24th October from 2pm – 6pm) at Anglia Ruskin University (RUS203)
- Private View (24th October at 6.30pm) at Gallery 9
- Sound Yoga Performance & Workshop (26th October at 7pm) by Farah Mulla, at Gallery 9
- ‘Film(s) Screening with Directors’ Q&A (28th October from 4pm) in COS117 (Coslett Building at Anglia Ruskin University‘
Contested Landscape, Uncontested Archives – Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab
Brain Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI) with Meditation – Krisztián Hofstadter
- The Mind Journey – Shaima al-Sitrawi
- Sites of Destruction, Artefacts of Compassion: Discourse of Dialogue Traversing Conflict Topography – Artists Activists and Stuart Carding Cox
Shared Water, Contested Water – Sarah Strachan
- Stirbitch: An Imaginary – Michael Hrebeniak
- عادة بناء RE-CONSTRUCT – Josepa Munoz
- Resemblance to Other Animals – Andrew Vallance
- Lunette – A Deep History of Australian Climate – Ian Moffat
- ambulithics project – emily fitzell and james rogers
- If the cloud allows – Sally Stenton
- The History Radar, Zeituhr 1938 – Frederick Baker
- Via sound – Farah Mulla