Northern Spark—Archive Fever

Northern Spark at MCAD
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Primary artist names: Christopher Alday, Nathan Lewis, Jo Yeh
Hours of project: All night
Location: Concourse gallery, north stairwell, Main Building

An artistic interpretation of MCAD’s archives, from 1886 to the present.

“The archivization produces as much as it records the event.” —Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever

Winding through the Concourse Gallery, north stairwell, and sporadically throughout campus, Archive Fever is an interpretation of MCAD’s collection of art and memorabilia. Like the hallucinations of a fever dream, artists Christopher Alday, Nathan Lewis, and Jo Yeh combine illustrations, prints, photographs, audio, and more to transport you into and through more than 125 years of history.