Digital Memory and Photographic Memory – New Media Art, Archives and Exhibiting for a Future Life.

Judith Fieldhouse is a first-year PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University researching within the School of Art and Creative Industries. Having previously studied BA Photography at Edinburgh Napier University and MA Curating at the University of Sunderland her research explores how the archive is viewed by artists and audiences alike, with an aim to altering the way that artists collaborate with archivists and archives.

You can find her on Twitter @JLFieldhouse and contact her at judith.fieldhouse@napier.ac.uk.


The current global pandemic and the ‘new normal’ in which we are living emphasises the urgency to identify new methods galleries and archives can adopt to share their archives and exhibitions with new audiences.   

Within this research project Judith explores how the archive is viewed by artists and audiences alike, with the aim to altering the way that artists collaborate with archivists and archives. The objective of this research will encourage Contemporary New Media Artists and Curators to utilize the archive, thus using the work within the archive to create new art and exhibitions. This research will enable the archive to be shared and enjoyed by new audiences.