NANG 9: ARCHIVAL IMAGINARIES
NANG is a 10-issue magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia. A limited edition collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment. For more information, visit NANG's homepage.
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Issue 9: ARCHIVAL IMAGINARIES
Bono Olgado & Rufus de Rham
Issue 9 is dedicated to Archival Imaginaries. Archivists, artists, filmmakers, curators, and scholars of Asian cinema were invited to eschew the well-trodden “survey of the archival landscape” route and present instead imaginaries of the archive and imaginaries through archives—from film to art, from personal to collective, from private to institutional, from analog to digital, from existing to potential and impossible ones.
Encompassing essays, documents, conversations, accounts, and creative writing, this Issue considers the powers and limits of both archives and archiving. In so doing, it articulates some of the alternative pasts and speculative futures that these may enable and engender.
We hope to creatively open the past for critique and assert possibilities for the future, for us to reassess and respond to our present conditions and emphasize the importance of our cinematic and media heritages. Through archival imaginaries we point toward what we wish to make real.
Bono Olgado is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies doing work at the intersections of memory, technology, and archival studies. He served as the inaugural Director of the National Film Archives of the Philippines and as Executive Councilor of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association.
Rufus de Rham is Executive Director of the historic Warner Theatre, a performing arts center in Connecticut. He holds a BFA in Cinema Studies and an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University. He worked for Subway Cinema and at Film at Lincoln Center where he managed programming operations and programmed several one-off events.
28,474 words / 42 images /120 pages
Spine and bookmark artwork: Giulia Garbin
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