Forever and A Day: Archiving Performa

Performa 17 Biennial Hub
427 Broadway
New York, NY 10013


This day-long poses the challenge of imagining a comprehensive performance archive to a diverse panel of artists, activists, digital technology experts, and scholars. Participants propose archival strategies—innovative digital platforms, designs, and software, and syllabi—concluding with an open-format discussion on how best to archive ​Performa's collection, given the context of performance art’s soaring cultural affirmation in recent years, as well as Performa’s twelve-year history.

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Image credit: Boris Chamatz, Musée de la Danse: Expo Zéro, Performa 11. Photo © Paula Court.


Organized by Marc Arthur. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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