1973 – Archiving the Live

1973 at City Arts Centre, EdinburghMemorabilia, marginalia, text, images and objects are spread chronologically over 10 trestle tables. This is dance-maker Janice Parker’s personal collection of 45 years that charts her practice through time and social history. What began as a memory aid for the artist now has a touch of the collector’s obsession about it.

This performance installation is based on Janice Parker’s personal collection of objects and artefacts. Described as a ‘civic archive’ by dramaturg Ruth Little it exhibits the diversity and values of Janice’s practice.

1973 exists as a catalyst and generator of questions, reflections and exchange. It has been host to a think-tank, a series of in-conversation events around archives, live-ness, memory and materiality and dance, a series of hour-long participatory performance events, a workshop, and as an immersive, reflective and conversational experience. 1973 has hosted the general public, professional and academic archivists, disabled dancers and artists, professionals involved in community and socially engaged practice and the professional dance community.    

  • Collaborators: Jo Verrent, Luke Pell, Emmie McLuskey, Jak Saroka.
  • Events: Jackie Kay, Diana Morton, Emmie McLuskey, Jean Cameron, Justin Hunt, Kitty Fedorec, Mark Richards, and Caroline Bowditch.
  • In development: Ruth Little, Deirdre Nelson, Dr Adele Patrick, & Rachel O’Neill.

Completed dates:

Tramway’s Unlimited Festival, Glasgow
16 & 17 Sep 2016 / 12:30 – 13:30 & 15:00 – 16:00

City Art Centre, Edinburgh (5th Floor)
18/19/20/22/25/26 Jan 2017 / 11am-4.30pm

Glasgow Women’s Library
30 Jan – 11 Feb 2017 / 11am–4pm (Sat 12pm-4pm, Closed Sun)

Image credit: Niall Walker

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