Mining The Archive
exhibition catalogue / 2006
Erika Tan & Anthony Lam
Centre A, Vancouver. Curator, Alice Jim
"Mining the Archive' brings together a selection of works by London-based artists Erika Tan and Anthony Lam exploring the theme of archives, history and memory. Over the last several years, both artists have independently produced projects that originated from specific collections and archives, namely the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum's Moving Image Archive and the McKenzie Heritage Picture Archive. This exhibition provides a context t o re-visit the artists' engagements with "heritage" issues through a series of video and photo-based installations that have involved the investigation and construction of bodies of knowledge through archives and museum collections..." - excerpted from the introduction.