Behind these posts lies the idea that by showing archaeology in practice one can expand upon its academic definition, that with a slight move of the camera one can shift attention to the producing rather than receiving end. We hope to give more transparency to process rather than just contemplate its outcomes. This blog is an opportunity to look at knowledge in formation, and most essentially in context, ancient and contemporary alike.
Perhaps the proximity to the most recent, ongoing events throughout Egypt, further serves to illustrate the urgency of this reflexive gesture. One must step back and observe points of reference and acknowledge the extent to which the present gives access to and shapes the perception of even the remotest past.
Ileana Selejan, PhD candidate in Postwar art at the IFA