Visiting Artist | 2020 - 2021
Archive Residency 2020-2021
MANCC is currently engaged with Emily Johnson and Indigenous archivists/librarians Nicole Wallace and Colette Montoya-Sloan to design the Center’s first archive residency. Working with MANCC’s Media Specialist through 2021, Johnson and her collaborators will consider amassed documentation from Johnson’s seven MANCC residencies since 2009.
Johnson’s creative process residencies at MANCC helped develop four works by the artist, including The Thank You Bar, Niicugni (Listen), SHORE, and Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars. Each residency generated a range of archivable materials, including video, photography, interviews, ephemera, and processes that have centered relationship, community, and gathering in distinct forms.
This research project seeks to imagine a living archive that would allow for new forms of scholarship and inquiry — ones that build upon relationships (both human and more-than-human) in dynamic exchange, rather than isolating intellectual endeavors within individual narratives.
This inaugural archival residency is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.