History of Art


Sound & the Archive - Panel Discussion and Reception

The African Choir, 1891. London Stereoscopic Company. Courtesy of ©Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A gallery reception and discussion to mark the preview of The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined, a new sound/image installation by composers Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi, 21 September - 1 October as part of the Black Chronicles Archive Laboratory display at Autograph ABP.

This roundtable discussion will explore the artistic and curatorial challenges when re-articulating historical material using sound and the archive, and introduce the story of The African Choir, whose portraits will be on display in the gallery.

Participants include: Philip Miller, Thuthuka Tibisi (via Skype) in conversation with Professor Tamar Garb, Renée Mussai, Curator and Head of Archive at Autograph ABP and Dr Angela Impey, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, SOAS, University of London.

The panel will be followed by a gallery drinks reception in the presence of composer Philip Miller - please join us for a glass of wine.


Presented by Autograph ABP in partnership with UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art.

Part of The Missing Chapter programme, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. Developed in association with the Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images.

The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined is realised with support from the South African Department of Arts and Culture, and Mr Jonathan Levy.