UCA Archives, in partnership with Arlis Professional Development Committee, presents an opportunity to explore Tessa Boffin’s archives:
Archiving Queer British Art: Thinking with and through Tessa Boffin’s Papers
Exploring the archive as a crucial resource, how it coalesces and is positioned in terms of other LGBTQ+ archives in the UK
Flora Dunster, Associate Lecturer in BA Fine Art and MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, will talk about her research, the archive, key ideas around precarity, access, and why the archive is unique in terms of other British collections.
With an introduction to the collection by UCA Archivist, Felicity Croydon.
Tessa Boffin was a photographer, writer, editor, and performance artist, whose practice was at the front-line of LGBTQ+ culture and politics in the 1980s, producing work in response to HIV and AIDS. This event may be of particular interest to researchers, students, librarians, archivists and other information professionals interested in queer visual cultures.