Art + Sound Archivists Mixer (April 14, 2019)

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 5:00–8:00pm
Stories Books and Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Parking: Lot 663 on Logan & Sunset (behind Stories), or street parking around Echo Park Lake and its side streets, or the side streets on the other side of Sunset Blvd (Logan, Lemoyne, Montana).

Calling all MLIS students and information professionals interested in art and sound archiving! After spending the afternoon at the LA Art Book Fair*, come hang out over drinks and a brief panel discussion featuring Matt Austin of Candor Arts, Ariel Schudson of the Archivist’s Alley podcast, and Yasmin Dessem, Head of the Audiovisual Preservation Studio at UCLA Library. Light refreshments will be served

RSVP optional by Wednesday, April 10th (midnight).

*Grab a button at the front door of the fair (3:00–3:30pm) to introduce yourself to other colleagues.

About the guest speakers

Matt Austin, Candor Arts
Matt Austin is a Chicago-based artist, educator, and publisher. Matt tends to apply his approaches to art making in all facets of his life: working, teaching, getting older, having dinner, etc. Though his practices vary widely – from making photographs to publishing books, hosting dinners to building benches, his work remains focused on the importance of honesty and learning from others. Many of his creative projects are motivated by tragic experience and frequently engage the idea of learning to appreciate through embracing difficulty. Inspired by failure and often motivated by fear, he mostly demonstrates his enthusiasm for living by trying things out.

Ariel Schudson
Ariel Schudson (she/her/hers) is an archival activist, independent scholar and feminist film programmer who has been a member of the film, television and digital media landscape for almost 20 years. Currently you can find her working as the head film programmer/social media manager/website wrangler/you-name-it at the Downtown Independent movie theater in downtown Los Angeles. She has presented academic work centered on gender and media, subcultural dynamics, and audience theory at multiple academic conferences including Comic Con and Consoling Passions. She is the creator and hostess of Archivist’s Alley, a podcast platforming our colleagues in the archiving and media community who consistently go ignored due to the Rich Straight White Dude power structures in place. She received two MA’s from UCLA: one in Film, TV & Digital Media Theory and one in Moving Image Archive Studies. Her current project is a book about women and representation in Korean television (K-dramas). She has two cats that are the loves of her life (Eartha Kitten and Wallach) and a pretty decent 16mm collection.

Yasmin Dessem
Yasmin Dessem is the Head of the Audiovisual Preservation Studio at UCLA Library where she serves as the technical lead as the library continues to develop its program of preservation, digitization and access of its moving image and sound holdings. Previously she managed archive deliverables for new feature releases at Paramount Pictures. Since 2015, as part of UCLA Library’s International Digital Ephemera project, she has partnered with heritage institutions in Cuba and South Africa to provide digitization and preservation training. She will be presenting on Recent Developments in the Preservation of Wire Recordings and Dictabelts at this year’s ARSC Conference, happening May 8-11 in Portland, Oregon.

About the hosts

Artifacts is a group for UCLA Information Studies students interested in arts librarianship, visual resources, and museum informatics.

ARSC, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings.

ARLIS-SC is the Southern California chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), a dynamic organization of over 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management.