Aikaterini Gegisian is a visual artist and researcher. Her expanded photographic practice examines the role of image histories in the production of gender, cultural and national identities. In 2015, she was one of the exhibiting artists at the Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, which received the Golden Lion for best national participation. Recent shows include Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (2020), National Arts Museum of China (2018) and Jewish Museum, Moscow (2018), among others.
What does it mean to do archival research in embodied ways? Where is ‘the archive’ located in such an approach? And how might the open form of ‘the score’—a provisional map, a musical or performance score, a speculative cartography, an image atlas, a set of instructions—offer possibilities for articulating and transmitting the knowledge of elusive archives?