Holly Davey: 'A Script for an Archive: Women'

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    A Script for an Archive: Women, by Holly Davey, is a multi-component digital artwork that I commissioned on the website curatinglivingarchives.network as part of the RSE-funded project 'What is a Living Archive? Curating the 'unruly' archive of contemporary art. The commission's outcomes - a scripted performance for screen and related digital collages - were developed by the artist through her engagement with women artists' works in the REWIND Video Archive at DJCAD. The only time audiences could see the performance live online was at the launch event [on Zoom] on 31 January 2022, which also included an artist talk and Q&A that I chaired.  The recording of the performance [31:43 mins], alongside the script, and the series of digital collages have been accessioned into DJCAD’s time-based art collection in Spring 2022. The launch event and online commission exposed the artist's practice in Scotland and led to the artist being commissioned to work with The Fruitmarket Gallery's archive in 2023.
    Period31 Jan 2022
    Event typeExhibition
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Archives
    • Performance art
    • curating archive
    • curators talk
    • artist talk