Volume 5, Issue 4
 | June 2018

In this issue

 

In this issue

Reflections on the Archive

Remembering. Forgetting and remembering again.

In this issue of Rungh, we have a special focus on the Archive.

"What is remembered matters", filmmaker Ali Kazimi reminds us. Professors Anne Murphy and Kamal Arora, and archivist Melanie Hardbattle respond to questions about the sex appeal of archives in our current cultural moment.

Jagdeep Singh Raina, Featured in the Artist Run Centre, creates storyboard art (our banner art for this issue) that is inspired by Gurinder Chadha's 1989 documentary "I'm British But…", which is in our Screens section (with it's own introductory comments). As Raina notes in his artist text accompanying his art work, "time is never something that is linear, but hauntingly cyclical". Have a close look at the text within some of the images, to gain a fuller understanding of the artist's work.

In their personal conversation, poets Cecily Nicholson and Jordan Abel, extend the idea of the archive to the personal level.

In keeping with the Archive theme, Rungh launches a new Archive Creation Program (with a new Sponsorship from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity) and a new Archive Creation group for the upcoming year. Look for more news on this topic later.

And, before we forget.

As Volume 5 of Rungh comes to an end, Abeer Yusuf interviews Ausma Zehanat Khan about a desi Canadian detective (the Esa Khattak series); Mackenzie Lad canvasses What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) in her conversation with Kamal Al Solaylee; and we feature an excerpt from Manjushree Thapa's new novel All of us in Our Own Lives.

Kerri Sakamoto's book Floating City is reviewed by Carolyn Nakagawa and Simranpreet Anand reflects upon Divya Mehra's performance piece DIFFICULT PEOPLE.

At Rungh, we try to remember as much as we can.

In this issue

Reflections on the Archive

Remembering. Forgetting and remembering again.

In this issue of Rungh, we have a special focus on the Archive.

"What is remembered matters", filmmaker Ali Kazimi reminds us. Professors Anne Murphy and Kamal Arora, and archivist Melanie Hardbattle respond to questions about the sex appeal of archives in our current cultural moment.

Jagdeep Singh Raina, Featured in the Artist Run Centre, creates storyboard art (our banner art for this issue) that is inspired by Gurinder Chadha's 1989 documentary "I'm British But…", which is in our Screens section (with it's own introductory comments). As Raina notes in his artist text accompanying his art work, "time is never something that is linear, but hauntingly cyclical". Have a close look at the text within some of the images, to gain a fuller understanding of the artist's work.

In their personal conversation, poets Cecily Nicholson and Jordan Abel, extend the idea of the archive to the personal level.

In keeping with the Archive theme, Rungh launches a new Archive Creation Program (with a new Sponsorship from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity) and a new Archive Creation group for the upcoming year. Look for more news on this topic later.

And, before we forget.

As Volume 5 of Rungh comes to an end, Abeer Yusuf interviews Ausma Zehanat Khan about a desi Canadian detective (the Esa Khattak series); Mackenzie Lad canvasses What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) in her conversation with Kamal Al Solaylee; and we feature an excerpt from Manjushree Thapa's new novel All of us in Our Own Lives.

Kerri Sakamoto's book Floating City is reviewed by Carolyn Nakagawa and Simranpreet Anand reflects upon Divya Mehra's performance piece DIFFICULT PEOPLE.

At Rungh, we try to remember as much as we can.

Rungh Relaunch Party

February 10, 2018
Volume 5, Issue 4
 | June 2018

In this issue

Archives are sexy. The old is new again. In this issue, Rungh has compiled six different pieces to canvas different perspectives on the archive.

Archivist Melanie Hardbattle and scholars Kamal Arora and Anne Murphy provide their own views on the archive based in theory and practice.

Filmmaker Ali Kazimi, questions constructions of the national archive and reflects on how the archive has been intertwined with his documentary making process.

Artist Jagdeep Singh Raina is featured in the Artist Run Centre (and the banners in this issue) and in the text accompanying his art work, links back to how Gurinder Chadha's I'm British But… (in our Screens section) inspired his recent series of art.

This focus on the archive is a part of Rungh's #NewRunghArchive project (follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).

Features

Reflections on the Archive
Why is the Archive important? Five perspectives and a film.
Cyclical Pasts and Futures
[inspired by “I’m British But…”].
Art and Text by Jagdeep Singh Raina
All of Us in Our Own Lives
New Fiction by Manjushree Thapa
In Conversation: Cecily Nicholson and Jordan Abel
Poetry, private archives, intergenerational trauma and accountability

Reviews

Mythical Ambiguity and Nisei
Difficult Realities: Divya Mehra's DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Fiction

All of Us in Our Own Lives

Transcripts

Author Interview: Ausma Zehanat Khan
In Conversation: Cecily Nicholson and Jordan Abel
Shades of Brown: Kamal Al Solaylee
Reflections on the Archive by Dr. Anne Murphy

Archival Truth and Memory

Reflections on the Archive by Dr. Anne Murphy
Reflections on the Archive by Melanie Hardbattle

Trust, Access, Engagement and Balance

Reflections on the Archive by Melanie Hardbattle
Reflections on the Archive by Dr. Kamal Arora

Making visible, invisible communities

Reflections on the Archive by Dr. Kamal Arora
Reflections on the Archive by Ali Kazimi

Transformative and Radicalizing

Reflections on the Archive by Ali Kazimi

Artist Run Centre

Cyclical Pasts and Futures

Screens

I'm British But...

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