︎︎ Remaking the Archive, Memory Bank

In Re-making the Archive: Contesting Institutional Power  the convenors present a series of presentations by curators and researchers interested in the archive and cultural memory. Through an interrogation of institutional power, truth and fiction, the archive as a site for contesting meaning and de-colonisation, we aim to generate a dialogue on issues of recorded memory in these spaces.

David Sequeira, Requiem for 51 murders, 2019 installed 2021, pencil and felt on offset litho, music stands. Installation: Grainger Museum 2021

Remaking the Archive Convenors

  • Clare Rae
  • Miriam La Rosa

Remaking the Archive Contributors
  • Dr David Sequeira
  • Dr Emmanuel Rodriguez Chaves
  • Eliane Touma
  • Isabella Capezio
  • Wukun Wanambi
  • Kade McDonald
  • Olga Bennett
  • Dr Kirsten Lyttle
  • Suzannah Henty
  • Chelsea Coon
  • Scotty So
  • Kathryn Henry
  • Erica Charalambous
  • Jessica Clark
  • Sanja Pahoki
  • Mark Shorter

Panels, Talks, Performances

Invited Speaker:
Dr David Sequeira

Thursday 2 September, 1-2pm

Panel #1: 
Photography and History

Thursday 2 September, 3-4.30pm
Chair: Dr Sanja Pahoki

Wukun Wanambi (The Mulka Project) in conversation with Kade McDonald (Agency)

Friday 3 September, 11-11.30am

Mia Salsjö

Friday 3 September, 11.30am-1.00pm

Counter-Colonial Methodologies

Friday 3 September, 2-3.30pm
Chair: Jessica Clark

Performing the Archive

Friday 3 September 3.45 - 5.15pm
Chair: Dr Mark Shorter



  • Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art edited by Darren Jorgensen and Ian Mclean >>> uwap.uwa.edu.au
  • Space, Time and Excessive Performances of Endurance, Chelse Coon (2020) >>> currentsjournal.net
  • The Image is Not Nothing (Concrete Archives), edited by Lisa Radford and Yhonnie Scarce, Art + Australia (2019-2020) >>> artandaustralia.com

Currents  is a collaboration between the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne and the School of Design, University of Western Australia, and is funded through the Schenberg International Arts Collaboration Program. The Advisory Board and Editorial Committee are comprised of staff and graduate students from across the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.
Currents acknowledges the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land on which this journal is produced—the Boonwurung and Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation and Whadjuk people. We pay our respects to land, ancestors and Elders, and know that education involves working with their guidance to improve the lives of all.

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