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Live work and events seeking to find an alternative archival lens

Living Archive Vol. 1 photo on Stagedoor
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Wed 29 Jun - Sat 9 Jul 2022, 7.45pm

About Living Archive Vol. 1

Join us for the first enquiry in an ongoing series. Living Archive aims to reject the historical notion of what an archive is; a new portal that reimagines the history of the Royal Court in order to redefine its future. Encouraging radical thought and imagination, it resists the idea of ‘canon’ and instead, will bring attention to work which has been erased or not been brought to the attention of our audiences and writers. Both universal and specific to the Royal Court, it will be fun, interactive, exploratory and conversational. Each event will have a different ‘Guest Archivist’ who will use their personal perspective to inform the focus through which the work is captured. “Born as an idea through discussions with our artists and associates, Living Archive is a vital new strand of our work. Who gets to decide what is remembered and what is archived. What has been forgotten and what should have existed. Many brilliant people have fed into the idea of what this can be. It’s our ambition that we begin a whole new interactive portal which explores past work for the future and teaches us how to document and share what we do. This work will never be finished.” - Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director It is a cumulative experiment and an ongoing commitment to digitising our work and making it fully accessible. All questions and learning will inform the development of a new digital archive. Please visit the website for full list of events.