SESSION ONE | 11:00AM – 12:00PM
WRESTLING WITH THE ARCHIVE
Led by Julia Meltzer, Alex Segade,Malik Gaines, Savannah Wood
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR, ROOM 215F
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
This panel will focus on three projects by artists whose research unearths new Black histories and legacies at two significant archives: The Huntington Library in Pasadena and the Afro-American Newspaper Archive in Baltimore. Panelists will address practical approaches to gaining access to archives, conducting research, and the process of working with historical documents to create visual and performative projects. This session will also include a new project by Savannah Wood at the Afro-American Newspaper Archive in Baltimore and Beside the Edge of the World, a new exhibition and publication at The Huntington.
Julia Meltzer is a filmmaker and the founding director of Clockshop, a nonprofit arts organization that commissions and produces artworks and organizes events in Los Angeles.
Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade are artists based in New York who —with longtime collaborator Jade Gordon— form the performance collective My Barbarian.
Savannah Wood directs the Afro-American Newspapers’ archives, chronicling 127 years of Black life and journalism in Baltimore and beyond.