Lyle Ashton Harris
Ektachrome Archives


2 May 19, 9 pm, Tickets

3 May 19, 9 pm, Tickets

Venue: Volksbühne Grüner Salon, Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin

Admission: 8 € / 5 € reduced

In English




<p>© Lyle Ashton Harris</p>

© Lyle Ashton Harris


The Ektachrome Archives consist of thousands of photographs from Harris’ personal archive or ‘family album,’ shot between 1986 and 1996. During this charged period of the AIDS crisis and the formation of Queer Nations, Harris took intimate photographs of his friends, such as Isaac Julien, John Akomfrah, Marlon T. Riggs, Nan Goldin, Catherine Opie, Glenn Ligon, Klaus Biesenbach, bell hooks and others—together with images of lovers, boyfriends, self-portraits, landscapes, and now-closed nightclubs. Addressing the Ektachrome Archive in relation to the historical period in which it was produced and in light of contemporary political and social concerns, the performance examines how the archive has expanded from a personal document of a historically significant period to a contemporary living document, and how these images might complicate our collective memory of the period.


The performance is followed by a book signing with Lyle Ashton Harris.