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Negotiating the archive

Carson, JR and Miller, RA 2015, 'Negotiating the archive' , Journal of Writing in Creative Practice . (Submitted)

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Collaborative artists Carson & Miller’s project with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art utilises their established practice of play. The project explores the physical and conceptual spaces of this museum’s archive. Carson & Miller’s play encompasses a variety of games; between themselves, as well as games that have drawn in visitors and staff. These games have proven to be a fruitful strategy for piercing the archive; its physical presence, its mass and meaning, its availability to the visitor. These archive games have opened up opportunities for interaction, handling and touch, and it is the notion of touch - in its physical, sensual and intellectual sense, and informed by Barthes’ punctum - that Carson & Miller will investigate in this article using their work with Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s Archive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: archive, collaboration, game, play
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Publisher: Intellect
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 17535190
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: JR Carson
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 12:11
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:01

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