Queer codebreakers 2.0

Webb, Sharon and Castle, Elle Queer codebreakers 2.0. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

‘Queer Codebreakers’ was a response to an open call for proposals stemming from a collaboration between the Sussex Humanities Lab (Sharon Webb), Queer in Brighton (Lesley Wood and David Sheppeard) and Laurence Hill, former Director of Brighton Digital Festival. The call for proposals asked for work that explored the social, political and cultural implications and impacts of technology on the archive. It looked for submissions that reinvented the way in which oral histories and archival material is represented, to move beyond the grid-based design of most digital archives. Applicants were required to incorporate content from the QIB oral history collection and were asked to be sensitive to the topics and subjects raised in the interviews. The initial exhibition piece, Queer Codebreakers 1.0, developed by computational artists in response to this call, was funded by Sharon Webb's British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (2018-19).

As an installation piece, QC 1.0 experimented with how oral history testimonies are presented to the public and explored ways to engage the community in their collective narratives and stories. QC 1.0 showcased at the Jubilee Library, Brighton, for 4 days in February 2019.

A year later, QC 2.0 was redeveloped and launched during LGBT History month 2020 as part of the ‘Queer the Pier’ exhibition at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (UK).

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Keywords: Queer History, Digital Creative Practice, Oral History
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Arts and Humanities > History
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 08:19
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 08:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105190
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