Negotiating the archive

Carson, JR and Miller, RA ORCID: 2014, 'Negotiating the archive' , Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 7 (3) , pp. 481-491.

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Collaborative artists Carson & Miller’s project with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art utilizes 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. This article is informed by Roland Barthes’ punctum and explores how these archive games have opened up opportunities for interaction, handling and touch in its physical, sensual and intellectual senses.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Publisher: Intellect
ISSN: 1753-5190
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 20:17

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