Filming #StoriesUncovered

Today was the filming day for #StoriesUncovered with the Tate Collective. Along with Reel Nice, representatives from 6 London-based arts youth groups have been developing a video project exploring the practice of archiving from the perspective of young people.


Our idea questions whether social media platforms can be considered as modern day archives; we document our lives more than any other generation through photos, videos, and online posts, creating personal archives. Some key themes that we wanted to examine were how do we choose what to archive/publish online, and what this says about our identities?

We interviewed members of the pubic about their personal use of social media as a modern day archive, and heard a range of perspectives. The results will be shown on the Tate website and displayed in the Learning gallery at Tate Britain later this year.


The Philoshophy of Montage (00:03:25)

– Discrete elements / fragments coming together

– The 3rd Medium – when things collide, a synthesis is engineered and a new form / meaning/ way emergees.

Archive and Documentary (00:04:30)

– Archives are memory banks

– The image is a way in which to immortalise an event in our consciousness

– Documentary is an attempt to capture something that you’re worried will die and want it to live

Handsworth Songs