Past is Prologue: Creating Art from a Living Archive

Past is Prologue: Creating Art from a Living Archive

 On 18 September 2013 ICCE, in partnership with engage and the London International Festival of Theatre, will host Past is Prologue, a public seminar exploring the ways in which artists re-animate archived materials, including the LIFT archives and engage’s collection of gallery education materials, which are housed at Goldsmiths’ library.

 Over a day of dialogues and presentations, key artists and practitioners representing a diverse range of art forms will share how they have used letters, faxes, objects from past shows and events, and other ephemera to inspire them to create new artistic works, ranging from live art to dance, installations, film and music.

 Presenters include artists Tim Etchells, Siobhan Davies, Barby Asante and Sue Mayo, Sarah Whatley (Director of Centre for Dance Research – C-DaRE), archivist Nayia Tiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery) and artist and researcher Eileen Hogan. The day will be chaired by Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery Maria Balshaw.

 Tickets for the event can be booked at:  

Registration is £95, with a 20% discount for early bird tickets booked by 1 August. Price includes tea & coffee at breaks and lunch.

 There are 10 bursaries available to cover ticket costs for individuals who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. For more information on bursaries and how to apply email