Please join the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter on Friday, October 19, for our annual Fall Business Meeting in Santa Clarita/Valencia. We will tour the UCLA Film & TV Archive, CalArts Film Library, and host a talk by Kathy Carbone with a chapter meeting and reception to follow.

View the complete schedule for the day and RSVP here.

Tickets:
$10 members
$15 non-members
Free for students

We hope to see you there!

About the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter

ARLIS/SC is the Southern California Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Our members include librarians, archivists, curators, and friends from the Southern California area, from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.

About the UCLA Film & TV Archive

UCLA Film & Television Archive is the second largest moving image archive in the United States after the Library of Congress, and the world’s largest university-based media archive. We are committed to the collection, restoration and exhibition of moving images. The Archive’s public programs can be seen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village, Los Angeles. The Archive loans prints from its vast collection to cinematheques and film festivals around the world. Additionally, footage licensed from the Archive has appeared in many notable projects for the big screen, television and other media. Many items in the Archive’s collections can be accessed for research by appointment through the Archive Research & Study Center at UCLA.

The Archive is a part of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars, whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

About the CalArts Library

The CalArts Library enables student and faculty artist/scholars to develop the skills necessary for creative exploration, critical reflection and lifelong learning, in an environment that supports and promotes the diversity of voices that encompass the CalArts community. The library offers a full range of academic reference and instruction services, and contains a collection of over 200,000 physical items in all formats and approximately 300,000 electronic resources, as well as a unique archival and rare-book collection.

About Kathy Carbone

Kathy Carbone is the institute archivist, performing arts librarian, a faculty member in the Herb Alpert School of Music, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she teaches courses in music research methodologies and archives and art-making. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she teaches a course on archives and art practices. Her research interests include contemporary art productions with archives, affect, social justice practices in the arts and archives, archival ethnography and pedagogy. She has published in the journals Archival Science, Archivaria, and Archives and Records. A former contemporary dancer, improviser, and choreographer, Kathy collaborated with musicians and dancers utilizing both improvisation and set material in theater and gallery based live performance events for over 25 years. Kathy holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies, with a focus in Archival Studies from UCLA, an MLIS from Kent State University, an MA in Dance and Music and a BFA in Dance from Ohio University.

About Kathy Carbone’s Talk (“Critical Interventions: Contemporary Art Practice in the Archive”)

Free and open to the public. Does not require registration.

The archive—whether as institution, practice, source, concept, subject or object—has increasingly become a stimulus for and site of artistic inquiry, intervention, and production over the last 20 years, and contemporary art practice a realm for critically exploring (and often questioning and disrupting) the functions and nature of the archive; for contemplating time, memory, history, and identity; and, for reclaiming and reinterpreting, reconstructing and re-presenting the past to imagine and realize new ways of being in the present and future. Drawing upon the rich interdisciplinary archival art discourse generated by visual and performing artists, critics, curators, and theorists as well as scholars in the archival and recordkeeping field, this talk surveys and contemplates key artistic approaches and responses to the archive by a range of artists working across a variety of disciplines. The talk further reflects upon the ways in which artists foreground the materiality and relationality, affective and performative aspects of the archive, and how considering the archive as art and art as archive opens new relations and conversations as well as possibilities between diverse people and communities.