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The Art of Birmingham 1940-2000

Skelton, Pam (2008) The Art of Birmingham 1940-2000. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Skelton, Pam

Group exhibition.

Additional Information (Publicly available):

Pam Skelton

Research Interests

Spatial and temporal displacement, the expanded archive, memory, history, conflict and space that explores the interface of private and public memory in still and moving media.

Current Research

Current research activity includes a Speculative AHRC project ‘Archive of Exile’ with Cultural Geographer Jessica Dubow. This project explores the theoretical and creative possibilities of two apparently contradictory concepts: the exile (understood as a mode of thought informed by radical spatial mobility) and the archive (figured as a key institution of a national or territorial political imaginary. Ongoing research includes ‘Dwelling in the Space of Conspiracy’ an extended examination that has emerged from the recent AHRC project ‘Conspiracy Dwellings, the Stasi Ring Unveiled’. This project began with a study of the topography of surveillance in a former East German city and extends its parameters by investigating the ethical and cultural boundaries that impact on political archives and citizens. I am co-editor with Outi Remes on the book forthcoming Conspiracy Dwellings – Surveillance in Contemporary Art, in 2010. Currently, I am researching a new project that focuses on an Anglo Soviet archive and asks how can it contribute to our understanding and interpretation of ideas and culture and prevent certain histories from being marginalised or lost.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RPE
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 15 November 2008
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Waterhill, Birmingham15 October 20081 February 2009
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 14:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2010 14:11
Item ID: 2383
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2383

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