LEXICON FOR AN AFFECTIVE ARCHIVE with a contribution by Ida Wilde and Henry Wilde, edited by Guila Palladini and Marco Pustianaz

To study an archive or archival materials is to engage in an affective and critical practice involved in the construction of memory. The Lexicon for an Affective Archive, edited by Giulia Palladini and Marco Pustianaz, is an international collection of these encounters, offering glimpses into the intimate relations developed in the process of finding, remembering, imagining, or creating an archive. Bringing together artistic and scholarly voices from a variety of fields, this beautifully designed volume proposes the idea of „affective archive“ as a conceptual tool to interrogate an expanded notion of archive and its central role in the contemporary visual and performing arts.

With contributions by:

Zdenka Badovinac, Tina Campt, canecapovolto & Elisa Abela, Claudia Castellucci, Paul Clarke, Heidi & Rolf Abderhalden / Mapa Teatro, Paola Di Cori, Franz Anton Cramer, Ann Cvetkovich, Małgorzata Dziewulska, Tim Etchells, Erik Göngrich, Joe Kelleher, Bettina Knaup, Dorota Krakowska, Elisabeth Lebovici, Alina Marazzi, Annemarie Matzke / She She Pop, Graeme Miller, Rabih Mroué, Kateřina Šedá, Małgoryata Szczęšniak, Paolo Vignolo, Alessandra Violi, Ida Wilde, Henry Wilde (Keren Ida Nathan Wilde; Antonia Baehr).

Lexicon for an Affective Archive is published by Intellect Books, NInA and the Live Art Development Agency. The book will be available to buy at the launch event, and can be ordered now through LADA’s online shop Unbound.