May 19th 2017

The opening night of the Chicago Archives + Artists Festival is a celebration of archive lovers, a film screening, and a discussion around the changing technologies of preservation.

The evening will feature ‘From Celluloid to the Pixel: Exploring Relationships between Documentation, Technology and Time,’ a collaborative work between Media Burn and On the Real Film and a discussion that explores the ways that the shift from film to video to digital media has influenced documentation from the personal to the political over the last 50 years.

Free and open to the public.

As part of a residency with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Sixty Inches From Center presents a three-day festival around all things archiving as well as education and community autonomy in documentation. Artists, collectors, curators, gallery and project space heads, archivists, librarians, and all other lovers of ephemera, storytelling, and documentation are invited to discover or share their experience with the endless ways that anyone can learn from and contribute to Chicago’s various cultural histories and the repositories that hold them.

Partners include the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Dominican University, That Belongs In A Museum!, Read/Write Library, Harold Washington Library’s Chicago Artists Archives, Media Burn, On The Real Film, LATUTIDE, Stockyard Institute, and The Visualist.

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