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Zoe Croggon

Liquid Archive

19 July – 22 September 2012

Laurence Aberhart, Bashir Baraki, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Joyce Campbell Zoe Croggon, Mathew Jones, Leah King-Smith, Nicola Loder, Maha Maamoun, Ricky Maynard, Tom Nicholson, Patrick Pound, Raqs Media Collective, Xochitl Rivera Navarrete, Zineb Sedira, and Kit Wise

Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow

Archives allow us to measure the flow of time, to find patterns in the way time eddies, echoes and repeats.

Liquid Archive traces a series of connections between traditional notions of the archive, emerging technologies and questions around the ways in which memory and personal experience are incorporated into larger histories. The exhibition explores how contemporary artists are working with the archive as well as seeking to understand how technological and cultural transformation impact upon knowledge and memory.

Liquid Archive aims to reflect something of the archive as we experience it today: between analogue and digital, in a state of escalating movement and flux.

Curated by MUMA’s Senior Curator Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Liquid Archive brings invited projects together with key works from the Monash University Collection, and features the work of eight international artists/artist collectives and nine artists from Australia. Liquid Archive continues MUMA’s ongoing series of thematic survey exhibitions exploring specific discursive trajectories of relevance to wider social and political contexts.

Public Programs:
MUMA Talks: Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Kit Wise, Zoe Croggon

Forum: The Archive and the Limits of Representation

Symposium: Archive States, Contemporary Art and the Document

Media Kit:
Liquid Archive

Image: Zoe Croggon, Challenger 2012 from the series Halves 2011– 12, photocollage. Courtesy of the artist