During this event, participants will explore work that lives at the intersection of art and archives. Joyce LeeAnn, an interdisciplinary artist, will perform Archival Flesh, a work in progress piece that she deepened as a 2019 MoCADA Creator in Residence. She will also share a presentation on how her work as a certified archivist and the founder of Archival Alchemy® informs and enriches the development of her artistic projects. By the end of this journey, hopefully the participants are moved to care for their own archives and inspired to creatively activate them.

This event is part of Research Refracted, a collaborative series co-produced by MoCADA, Weeksville Heritage Center, Archival Alchemy®  & Brooklyn Collection 

Brooklyn Collection, Archival Alchemy®, MoCADA, and Weeksville Heritage Center are proud to partner on presenting a workshop series that examines the archive through the lens of the African diasporan artist community in Brooklyn. These programs are intended to demystify the archive as a space, and reveal opportunities for using special collections and associated bodies of knowledge for research, critical inquiry, and supporting an art practice.


Photographs by Ivan Forde and Irving I. Herzberg

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