The aim of the Institute archive is to provide an open resource for
those scholars, artists and activists working on the relation between
politics and performance in the Americas. We continually welcome new
materials and additional resource links. The archive section of the
website contains a small collection of texts, bibliographies, collected
course syllabi, and web-ready video clips. It also contains web documentary-style
projects created by students in the Hemispheric course. The archive
serves as a web portal, a web page with numerous links to outside resources
with specific categories dedicated for artists' resources, on-line journals,
research links and links to websites maintained by theater groups, activists
and artists throughout the Americas. We have edited many of these resource
links by area, or country, and have a broad representation of varied
performance practices and political activism in the hemisphere.
HIDVL New knowledge requires new archives, and the Hemispheric Institute is developing the first major archive on performance practices in the world—everything from aesthetic performances (dance, performance art, etc) to religious fiestas and rituals, to political performance (elections, demonstrations, etc). In partnership with NYU Libraries, and with support from the Mellon Foundation, the Institute is creating a permanent collection of performance materials searchable and viewable through our website. This project guarantees that these materials will be permanently cared for, made available, and preserved as the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL).
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A second initiative
of the archive has been the development of digital media teaching tools,
web documentaries, we have named "web cuadernos".