The Archives Transformed Advisory Team presents "Archive Transformed: CU Boulder Artist/Scholar Collaborative Residency" at Old Main Theatre, CU Boulder from May 13th to 18th, 2018.
This residency is the first of its kind that brings together artists and scholars to take archival material, broadly conceived, and transform it or re-imagine it to create new knowledge. The archive under investigation can reflect the history of an individual, family, or institution, whether a government institution, NGO, or community group. Some examples would be a business, a hospital and its MR image archive, a Native American community, a church, synagogue, or mosque, or a photographer’s archive full of negatives.
The residency is wide ranging and can bring together anyone from a neuroscientist interpreting fMRIs working with a painter who visualizes the brain to a historian investigating slave trading routes and a musician working with music that reflects the slave experience. These collaborations will take archival material and transform it for the 21st century in some innovative way whether musical, filmic, dance, visual, digital, or other modes of presentation not yet imagined.
The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy funds research and educational initiatives that contribute to critical reflection on the development of Western civilization. All CU Boulder faculty and students are eligible to apply. If you are interested in applying for a CWCTP faculty grant, deadlines are rolling throughout the year.