Fugitives in the Archive opens today and runs until January 2019.
(Trudi Lynn Smith and Kate Hennessy)
The exhibition is based on our research-creation work in the BC Archives. We interviewed archivists and conservators about objects that acted in unexpected ways in archives and the relationships that human caretakers had with them. The objects are seen as fugitive because they cannot be kept within archival structures for a range of intriguing reasons. The exhibition takes place in the museum’s Pocket Gallery and Lightbox Gallery, which feature photographs and an experimental film created by us, as well as an installation of some of the original objects.