Accidents Need Not Happen


The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) has been a catalyst for a diverse range of artworks, as part of a project to discover imaginative new ways of presenting historic materials.

The city of Lincoln is the home to MACE, which holds a 70,000 strong collection of film, tape and digital material showcasing the history of the Midlands. MACE is the inspiration for “Accidents Need Not Happen” exhibition. The artists were granted unique access to the archive and its valuable resources.

Accidents Need Not Happen


Eleni Zevgaridou “Chaos to order”; installation; Variable size

Archives work against entropy. Chaos comes to order, unreachable is found, loose becomes tight, lost is connected, deterioration turns to preservation, history lost, revives to become history found, a moment in time may be forever there…

Curated by Wang Yao

Andrew Bracey, David Fowling, Laura Johnson, Liu Chunmei, James Phaily, Zhang Tao, Eleni Zevgaridou.

Project Space Plus, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, Wednesday 25th June – Friday 11th July 2014

a review in by Wayne Burrows


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