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The JHB Archive
September 11, 2015, 10:30 am - October 3, 2015, 5:00 pm
Drawn from an open call for submissions by artist and BOM Fellow Jo Gane, this exhibition re-imagines a missing sculpture by artist Julian Henry Beck from the collection of Nuneaton Museum.
Artworks have been created in response to the little remaining data that exists of the sculpture’s accession record in 1961. In Spring 2015 Jo Gane created a photogram of the accession record and invited artists to produce a version of this sculpture in any media based upon the information that has been recorded.
The exhibition asks important questions about the digitisation of archives and the potential loss of information between pixels. It follows artist Jo Gane’s ongoing research into the practice of little-known artist and engineer Julian Henry Beck, using reverse engineering to revive historic techniques and explore how past events can be viewed ‘objectively’ in images from the fields of forensic science and archaeology.