Since January the team at Screen Archive South East have been working with three volunteers from the University of Brighton to curate an exhibition about the Our Screen Heritage project.
The students spent time in the archive looking through the current collection, as well as the footage, images and materials which were gathered as part of the OSH project. The final exhibition features a film compilation of archive footage alongside footage from LGTBQIA+ filmmakers, a queer reimagining of magic lantern and toy slides and a cabinet of stills from the SASE collection, as well as images from Margate Pride.
Volunteer Hero had the following to say about the footage she chose to explore:
‘I chose to use the GLAM collection for this exhibit as I found it to be an incredible example of recorded queer history and a display of the importance of recording and archiving this. Watching, and reading about, these interviews and learning about the pasts of the individuals made me feel more in touch with past queer lives and gave me a greater understanding of what it was like for queer people in the past.’
The exhibition can be found in the CCA Atrium Gallery until February 20th. For opening times please visit the CCA website.