This publication is the result of an artists’ research residency that used unseen parts of the Tennnyson Research Centre in Lincoln as catalysts for the creation of new artworks. Sarah Bennett, Andrew Bracey & Danica Maier spent three and half years rummaging, exploring and making. Critical texts by Sue Breakell, Jim Cheshire, Lucy Lumb, Sian Vaughan, alongside interviews with the artists involved, unpack the findings. This is part of a larger research project ‘Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen parts of the Archive’.
Like the bummock – the largest part of the iceberg that remains hidden under water – archives often contain far more than is ever accessed. Bummock gives a platform for these stored and yet to be appreciated parts, and is developing alternative methods for researchers to access archives. This is the second in a series of publications that will collate the findings and artworks from residencies in different archives.