This Image is No Longer Available

Modern Art Oxford
Saturday 27 April 2019, 11am-4pm

This Image is No Longer Available was a one-day event presenting a set of artist works, live-streamed performances, screenings and an open talks programme from researchers, artists, curators and visitors to discuss digital space and online presence. It is the culmination of our Activating our Archives project and was supported by the Digital Artist Residency.

The theme relates to the temporal nature of digital media and online images. In contrast to the material image as a fixed state, a captured moment in time, the online image appears on a timeline and becomes superseded by new content. Unless it is reconstituted by another agent, it loses its immediacy and is relegated to a stored status. It is only reactivated when it is revitalised and recycled. In some cases, it is lost forever to the digital universe.

Curated in partnership with Tom Milnes (Digital Artist Residency) and Sunil Shah (artist and curator).


Yard and Cafe

11.00 – 16.00  Screenings of works by Zarina Muhammad and Akash Chohan and Tom Milnes

12.00 – 16.00  Live Curating: installation work by the participants of Activating our Archives using the images and material gathered throughout the project


11.00 – 12.00  An open talk with Sunil Shah (Lead Artist, Activating our Archives) and the Activating our Archives participants discussing the project, content and outcomes. This discussion will also include a screening of Photographers and I’m Not the Only One by Mishka Henner.

12.00 – 13.00  Projected display of Activating our Archives social media content generated throughout the project.

13.00 – 14.00  Liquid Cooled a live streamed performance from Australia by artist, filmmaker and performer Emile Zile.

14.00 – 15.00  The Material and the Digital, a discussion about the digital themes of the project with speakers Tom Milnes (Digital Artist Residency), Kathryn Eccles (Oxford Internet Institute), Hermione Spriggs (UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab) and Elliott Burns (Offsite Project). 

Project Space

11.00 – 16.00  Throughout the day the Moving Image space will be open for drop-in family activities inspired by the exhibition Akram Zaatari: The Script.

Images: Stu Allsopp
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