Archive Fevers: Did the Fire Read the Stories It Burnt?

Institutional archives and museums’ entanglements with empire and processes of spoliation have elicited a number of reckonings. Calls to rethink, reimagine, repurpose or re-interpret objects kept in hold proliferate. This screening and discussion proposes a critical, materialist approach to this moment, looking specifically at moving images and the ongoing legacies of imperial collection.

Open to all Tufts students, faculty and staff.

This event is connected to a workshop titled Archive Fevers: Editing with Found Footage with Chrystel Oloukoï.  While registration is required for the workshop, it is not required for the screening and discussion.  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, And Diaspora, with support from the Africana Studies Program, Visual and Material Studies at SMFA and the Film, Video and Animation department at SMFA. 


  • And the Dogs were Silent by Sarah Maldoror
  • Halimuhfuck by Christopher Harris
  • Apparition by Ismaïl Bahri
  • a so-called archive by Onyeka Igwe


About Chrystel

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Chrystel Oloukoï is an artist, film critic and curator, broadly interested in experimental cinema, queer cinema and Black continental and diasporic cinema. They are completing a PhD in African and African American Studies at Harvard University. They have curated programs for Canyon Cinema, CalArts/Redcat and Monangambee, worked as a preselector on the Open City Doc festival programming team and their writing has appeared in Film Comment, Metrograph, Sight & Sound, World Records and others.


Room 304, Tisch Library


Accessbility information

Room 304 is located on the third floor of Tisch Library which is accessible via stairs and elevator.  There are bathrooms and a water fountain located on the same floor as the event.  For questions, reach out to



Tisch Library

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