Speech and What Archive is a gang of professional and emerging artists, curators and art historians who have come together to find a new use-value for speech and the idea of archive.
Including Marie Gautier, Yann Sérandour, Anna Hess, Sébastien Pluot, Fabien Vallos, Clémence de Montgolfier, Etienne Bernard, Fabrice Reymond, Michele Robecchi, Matthew Rana, Guillaume Pavageau and initiated by A Constructed World, the group is based in Australia, Sweden, USA and France.
Speech and What Archive has participated in events and exhibitions including, ‘Paola Pivi’s GRRR JAMMING SQUEEK presents A Constructed World’, Sculpture International Rotterdam 2011; ‘Speakeasy Medicine Show’, Biennale de Belleville 2010, ‘Speech and What Archive, Melbourne Flottante’, Y3K Gallery, Melbourne 2010, ‘Explaining contemporary art to live eels #6’, Villa Arson, Nice 2010.
For three years the group SWA has worked around the question what we can and cannot say, and by doing this questions the group as a collective decision-making body. The Paper Room is the paper trace and trail from various organized workshops worldwide and has become the support of conversations and micro events. It is not in itself a work but material space for research defined without apparent hierarchies. This is an activated area to invest in. It becomes the structure for new interventions and is constituted as a living archive which interacts with additional elements as the work progresses. The space is thus re-played or replaced as new materials are added to those already there. At the heart of it, we question modes of the appearance and dissemination of knowledge and transmission, the original, the re-make and re-see and re-interpret.
Speech and What Archive is a project of A Constructed World, made possible with funding and support from Vision Forum and Linköping University; CNEAI, Chatou
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