UAL Professorial Platforms Professor Val Williams
A film about the Val Williams’ Archive, commissioned for this event. Finds 1, a group exhibition.
Val Williams’ Professorial Platform took place at LCC on the 18 October 2011. The platform was made up of a film about the Val Williams’ archive commissioned for the event, a publication and a celebration. STORAGE, the film, was screened in one of the London College of Communication cinemas. Following this, guests were invited to the reception (held in the FINDS 1 exhibition space) where pirates served them martinis and black wedding cake.
Prompted by the presentation in her Professorial Platform, Birmingham Central Libraries to acquire the Williams Archive. The film Storage, made by Wendy Short, Belinda May and ex-LCC student Hannah Blackmore, initiated the creation of a major resource by BCL. The VWA will also be one of three case studies in an Arts Council funded project exploring the fate of photographers’ archives.