Archive/Counter Archive: Co-investigator on a six-year SSHRC partnership grant
I am so thrilled to be a co-investigator on the six-year, $2,499,988 Archive/Counter Archive partnership grant on moving image archives, led by Janine Marchessault at York University:
A/CA seeks to activate Canada’s most precarious audiovisual heritage by studying and engaging with a selection of case studies, archives that encompass media arts made by women, Indigenous Peoples, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, two-spirited and queer (LGBT2Q) community, and archives from Canada’s immigrant communities. Using a practice-based approach, the A/CA partnership will foster a creative engagement with archives, one where preservation does not oppose access (Millar 1998), but flourishes from new media practices of “remediation” (Grusin and Bolter 1998; Lievrouw 2011).
I am particularly delighted to have helped bring my long-time colleague and friend, Michelle van Beusekom of the National Film Board of Canada, as well as the Nova Scotia Archives into the mix on the project. It is going to be great to work on policy and case studies on this project over the next six years. Congratulations to the entirely amazing team!