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reSearching: playing in the archive, part 2

Collins, Jane (2011) reSearching: playing in the archive, part 2. [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Collins, Jane

Jane Collins contributed a performance to Part 2 of the 'reSearching' exhibition. Collins was also one of a group of artists who participated in part 1 of reSearching: playing in the archive.

Led by the Graduate School at CCW (Chelsea College of Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Art), re:SEARCHING enabled artists and researchers across a number of disciplines and institutions to select artefacts in The Baring Archive and to create a new piece of work. New work will be exhibited alongside the historical pieces, a rare opportunity given the issues over conservation and stewardship that usually inhibit such an arrangement.

Although it is current practice for artists to produce work in response to collections and archives, re:SEARCHING is unusual in that the artists are reacting to a financial archive which is more often used by historians.

Practitioners have responded to a range of items, including a sketch by Sir Thomas Lawrence of Sir Francis Baring, the firm’s founder; the prospectus for the financing of the Louisiana Purchase; Russian bearer bonds (which ceased to pay interest following the Revolution); and material relating to the Buenos Aires Water Supply & Drainage Company.

Other Contributors:
Other (Editorial Panel)Baddeley, Oriana
Other (Editorial Panel)Farthing, Stephen
Other (Editorial Panel)Hogan, Eileen
Other Corporate or Group Contributors:
RoleOther Corporate or Group Contributors
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Archives, banking, art, performance
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: May 2011
Funders: Rootstein Hopkins Foundation
Related Websites: http://www.baringarchive.org.uk/materials/project_researching_press_release.pdf
Related Websites:
Related Exhibitions: re:SEARCHING: playing in the archive Part 1
Related Publications: Conference paper for RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2011 (31 Aug-02 September 2011) at the Royal Geographical Society and Imperial College in London: Session Title: Geographies of Collections
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
ING Bank, London Wall London EC1May 2010May 2011
Material/Media: Performance piece
Measurements or Duration of item: 30mins
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 19:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 11:25
Item ID: 4340
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4340

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