Shooting the Past is a television drama for the BBC broadcast in 1999.
Shooting the Past delves into a world quite separate from modern life, and demonstrates that the preservation of the past, in order to tell the extraordinary stories of the lives of ordinary people, can be astonishingly powerful and revealing. An American company buys the building in which the Fallon Photo Library is kept,…
What's Eating Kate Green?
Editing Audio Tracks
For the exhibition, I wanted to include audio aspects so that the viewer can listen to Jinx’s voice. I had already decided that the online and offline presence to the project would be marginally different based on my research into the dissemination of archives. Therefore I wanted to make the physical archive much more exclusive. With this in mind, I have decided to have two MP3 players which will…
Mike Figgis is an English film director and writer, famous for his ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ starring Nicolas Cage. Mike Figgis is also a Twitter user and uses #TweetByHand. Tweet By Hand is a tweeted picture of a piece of writing. Twitter is supposed to be microblogging: however, more often than not, an argument/sentiment/thought/idea cannot be fully addressed in 140 characters. We often see a tweet…
What is a Photograph?
Imagine technology as a train that constantly moves forward, as time does, according to our perception. Photography is a product of technology, in this example acting as a single coach, which is inherently synced with its direction, and shares many of its attributes. In order to understand how photography has taken it’s current form and attempt to think of a possible future we have to trace its…
The George Rodger Archive Proposal
At 88 years of age, Jinx Rodger still spends 6 hours everyday cataloguing her late husband’s archive – an archive which spans every photograph, artefact and correspondence, because, as Jinx admits “I just can’t throw anything away […] I looked up to him like a God” (Jinx, 2013). George Rodger is the Magnum Photos co-founder that photography forgot (*) and yet George photographed in 61 countries…
The Digital Dark Age
Digitising archives are not for the purpose of preserving archive material longer, but to disseminate and distribute information remotely and quickly. The debate of analogue vs digital in many of the creative disciplines (music, photography and literature) does now include archives. What can archives gain being online, and also what do they sacrifice? I found an event from the International…
Here is the Storify of the Twitter engagement around my symposium talk, with special mentions from Yield Magazine.[View the story “KateGreen28 at #IMG19 symposium” on Storify]
I learnt as much as I could of my script and relief mostly on my queue cards. This was difficult and I found that my nerves not only meant that I was looking down a lot, but that some of my words were mixed. Below I will ‘quote’ my script and write evaluative text throughout.
What is the purpose of an archive? Stephen Plant, the records manager, from the…
Tutorial with Jonathan Shaw
Two weeks or so before the symposium I spoke with Jonathan Shaw after he tweeted me about his interest in my research and wanted to ask a few questions so that I was on the right track.
@KateGreen28 Hi Kate, just thinking of your archive research project, are you touching on ideas of ‘taxonomy’ ‘licensing’ ‘audience’ aswell?
— Jonathan Shaw (@time_motion) February 7, 2014
I explained to him what…