A Script for an Archive: Women

DJCAD University of Dundee, Online
31st January 2022


New artwork by Holly Davey produced for the commission ‘Encountering the unruly archives of contemporary art at DJCAD’ commissioned as part of the ‘What is a Living Archive? Curating the Unruly Archives of Contemporary Art’ research project led by Judit Bodor (Baxter Fellow, Curatorial Practice) and Adam Lockhart (Media Art Archivist and Lecturer) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

‘A Script for an Archive …’ is a recent body of work exploring – often marginalised – female voices within archival spaces. In this new commission, Davey explored making work to be presented and experienced only online. For this commission, Davey produced a multi-component piece consisting of a script, a performance and a series of digital collages from her research of five women artists’ works in the REWIND Artists Video Archive:

Catherine Elwes: The Critics informed Viewing, 1982.
Tina Keane: Hands, Bedtime Story, 1982.
Rose GarrardTumbled Frame, 1984.
Judith Goddard: Lyrical Doubt, 1984.
Katharine Meynell: Medusa, 1988.

All the above artworks can be viewed at the REWIND Archive at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee. To make an appointment in the archive please contact: rewind@dundee.ac.uk

Tickets available here

More information on the Curating Living Archives website here