|Film as an archive for colonial photographs: activating the past in the present
This practice-led research looks at the ways in which the colonial archive, and the colonial photographic archive in particular, can be reconstructed to produce new critical histories. The research argues for the potential of the moving image as a tool for re-staging colonial archives, as a means of generating responsible ways of looking at, and of engaging with our troubled collective pasts.
In my practice I mix the photographic archive of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company(which became BP) with my family’s photographs from Iran, and with the
While addressing problems associated with the failure of photographic archives to offer access to any stable, transparent meaning, I show how engaging with
|University of Westminster
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