Acts of Transfer: Performance Art in the Western Front Archive
Spring 2018 – Acts of Transfer: Performance Art in the Western Front Archive
Acts of Transfer: Performance Art in the Western Front Archive is a web-based archival project that I developed for a newly digitized A/V collection of performance art by women-identifying artists at the Western Front from 1975-2006. I conducted a rigorous permissions process by contacting artists directly, documenting how (and if) they want their work presented online, and offering them copies of their digitized works. The final product materialized as an interactive media timeline that hosted 65 newly digitized materials, curated in three “acts” with updated descriptions to rectify the limited writing on women-identifying artists’ contributions to Western Front’s archives and institutional history at large. I also facilitated a month-long social media campaign that shared the works and activated the archives in the digital sphere which increased engagement and brought visibility to the institution’s archives and recent digitization efforts.
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