Focusing on the archive, the Feeled Recordings project explores the embodied and affective motivations for the continued use of print in the digital age. What changes in our sensory and emotional experiences with these media as they shift from tactile to digital?
To explore these ideas, a workshop was held at Art Metropole, an artist-run centre in Toronto. Participants interacted with archival ephemera from the centre’s institutional archive, touching, feeling, and recording their somatic and affective responses to the printed material. These observations were distilled into keywords, then reintroduced to Art Metropole’s digital archival database. Lastly, a small-run print booklet was published containing long-form written responses to the archival ephemera.
By experiencing, augmenting, and publishing the archive in these ways, the project explored the interplay between physical and digital media, considered the role of the body in ‘reading’ tactile material, and asked who and what gets captured within archival categories. In its broadest sense, Feeled Recordings was an exploration of the widespread effects of media on the human sensorium, privileging affect, subjectivity, and feeling as sites worthy of investigation.
Art Metropole, Toronto: sold out
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