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Installation - The Archive of an Unseen


Scroll through fragments of the artist’s life story, growing up black, disabled and working class in the 1980s, in this interactive artwork.



Christopher Samuel’s work addresses the imbalance of representation in medical and social archives to build a better understanding of the wider spectrum of the human experience.



Move through a digital archive of Samuel’s childhood from before his diagnosis at age seven, being registered as disabled at age 14, through to leaving high school. Layers of audio, video and photography form what he describes as an expanded documentary of his life. These are presented in a custom-built re-creation of a Microform reader – a viewing instrument usually operated by specialists – echoing the medical scrutiny he experienced as a child.



‘The Archive of an Unseen’ is commissioned and supported by Wellcome Collection and by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

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Activity Start Date:

Monday 25th July

Activity End Date:

Sunday 27th November

Categories

Creative Arts
Mixed activities

Website

https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/Yo39QREAACMAet6p

Address

Wellcome Trust
Gibbs Building
215 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE


Partner Information

Partner

Wellcome Collection

Email

info@wellcomecollection.org

Website

https://wellcomecollection.org/

Phone

+44 (0)20 7611 2222

Address

183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE UK