A Cup of Tea as an Archive 5

A CUP OF TEA AS AN ARCHIVE 5

“Conversations on Participation”

Within the framework of “A Cup of Tea as an Archive” Project this time Nil İlkbaşaran will host 6 academicians on participatory art : Chrissie Tiller, Claire Binyon, Renée Turner, Steve Tiller, Cesare Davolio, Stefano Bertacchini.

In a conversation moderated by Renée Turner the group will unpack some characteristics of participatory works related to Sinopale and the role of archives.

PROJECT: A CUP OF TEA AS AN ARCHIVE

For many years archives are hot both as a theme of academic discussion and as a space for the creative and investigative processes of many artists. This is a stark contrast to the traditional image of an archive as a dead place or the stereotypical archivist: a grey specialist with glasses and sleave protectors. Let’s remind ourselves of the two main functions of archives. The first, very practical one, is to keep an organisation, a community or a country running, such as the archive of our tax files. The other function, less urgent, is that of the memory archive.