Jun 28th 2018

Archiving Your Family History: Preservation Workshop

@ Arts Incubator

301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Thursday, June 28th, from 6:30PM - 8PM

On view through Friday, July 6th

The South Side Home Movie Project’s archivist Candace Ming and a team of film preservationists, Brian Belak, Collections Manager and Client Services Director, Chicago Film Archives, and Dan Erdman, Archivist, Media Burn Independent Video Archive, will lead a workshop on how to care for, preserve, and catalog your family’s archival materials whether they be film, video, documents or photographs. The team will inspect, assess and make recommendations on maintaining your family’s historic records in the best conditions. Families who choose to contribute 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm films to the SSHMP archive will receive free digital copies. Complete information on donation available on-site.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition “Everyday Resistance: The Art of Living in Black Chicago” on view at the Arts Incubator through July 6, 2018. Home movies by amateur South Side filmmakers animate a domestic space, offering a visual record of leisure, performativity and an aesthetic of Blackness from the 1940s through the 1980s. For a complete schedule of programs, please visit: http://bit.ly/EverydayResistance.

FREE | RSVP: http://bit.ly/preservationworkshop

Presented by Arts + Public Life with the South Side Home Movie Project.

Everyday Resistance: The Art of Living in Black Chicago
Exhibition on view May 23–July 6, 2018
Arts Incubator | 302 E. Garfield Blvd. Chicago, IL 60637
Gallery hours: WED-FRI 12:00–6:00 PM | FREE

The South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP) is a five-part initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. SSHMP collects 16-mm, 8-mm, and Super-8 films, converts them to digital files, compiles oral histories from donor families, and makes the films viewable online on the SSHMP Digital Archive. Learn more at: https://sshmp.uchicago.edu/

Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events. We envision a robust, collaborative, and meaningful relationship between the University of Chicago and the South Side’s vibrant civic, cultural, and artistic communities. Learn more at: arts.uchicago.edu/apl.

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