Procter and Salt will participate in a conversation on interrogations and reimaginings of archives and their uses within film and video art practices, accompanied by a selection of audio, archival images, and videos. Their discussion will intersect with the themes and topics of many of the film and video works in the programme; particularly looking at how can decolonial and anti-racist methodologies reimagine archival practices? They will pull from their positions and experiences as an archivist and artist, continuing on conversations that began while first working collectively. They will also be discussing the distribution and circulation of these works and histories.
Charlotte Procter (born and based in London) is Collection and Archive Director of LUX, the UK’s most significant collection of artists’ moving image. In 2013 she joined the Cinenova Working Group, a collective dedicated to the care and distribution of the feminist film collection Cinenova. From 2018 to 2021, she co-directed the research project Their Past is Always Present at Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián, Spain), and she is co-editor of Living on air: the films and words of Sandra Lahire (2021).
Moira Salt is a mixed-race American and British artist based in Glasgow. Her work explores latent threads of power within diasporic cultures, agitating intersections of identity, technology, and the poetic. She is interested in using narrative as a process to interrogate archives, reorienting how we read history and the future. She has exhibited work in London, and screened as part of Glasgow International in 2018. Most recently, she was commissioned by Sustrans in 2021 to create a site-specific public sculpture in Bowling, Scotland, and exhibited in joint-show Needs and Freedoms, at Nicholson Street Gallery, Glasgow. She joined the Cinenova Working Group in 2021.