The Archive Paradox
Lindgren & Langlois: The Archive Paradox is a dramatised exchange of letters between two influential film archivists on opposing sides of the debate between preservation and circulation.
Artist Ruth Beale has constructed a narrative from the writing, correspondence and commentators of Ernest Lindgren, the BFI National Film Archive’s first curator who was careful, scientific and restrained by public responsibilities and budgets; and Henri Langlois, the flamboyant and passionate co-founder of the Cinémathèque Française who collected, saved, and screened as widely as possible.
An installation of Beale’s research and drawings will be presented at Grand Union from today, in the lead up to a performance of The Archive Paradox on Thursday 28 November 2013.
For more information about the exhibition, visit the Grand Union website.