Tim Kopra
"Data Expander""Archive Pull Card (Letters to the Archive)" from the audience. Patrons were invited to produce intuitive or educated Pull Cards from the exhibition archive. The archivist would pull though the archive to find a corresponding exhibition to the card.Essential oils and Perfumesperformance documentationperformance documentation
Archive R&R
Working in Mills College Art Museum's Exhibition Archive from October through November of 2018, a series of experiments with archive data were produced. Working with the multitude of starting points available from almost 100 years of exhibitions in a wide variety of media, a sort of lab was created to synthesize information into unexpected formats for viewer engagement. compost was made and enlivened with ceramic exhibition data. Essential oils were distilled from exhibition data and flora found in the locale, and using natural essence water on site perfumes were created. Other objects harkened to history of the archive room, and expanded avenues for consuming and viewing the vast archive. The lab technician and temporary archivist were present four times through the month to activate and display the work being done to unpack the archive for museum patrons.