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This Image is No Longer Available is a one-day event presenting a set of artist works, live-streamed performances, screenings and an open talks programme from researchers, artists, curators and visitors to discuss digital space and online presence. It is the culmination of our Activating our Archives project and is supported by the Digital Artist Residency.


Yard and Cafe

11.00 – 16.00  Screenings of works by Zarina Muhammad and Akash Chohan and Tom Milnes

12.00 – 16.00  Live Curating: installation work by the participants of Activating our Archives using the images and material gathered throughout the project


11.00 – 12.00  An open talk with Sunil Shah (Lead Artist, Activating our Archives) and the Activating our Archives participants discussing the project, content and outcomes. This discussion will also include a screenings of Photographers and I’m Not the Only One by Mishka Henner.

12.00 – 13.00  Projected display of Activating our Archives social media content generated throughout the project

13.00 – 14.00 Liquid Cooled a live streamed performance from Australia by artist, filmmaker and performer Emile Zile.

14.00 – 15.00  The Material and the Digital, a discussion about the digital themes of the project with speakers Tom Milnes (Digital Artist Residency), Kathryn Eccles (Oxford Internet Institute), Hermione Spriggs (UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab) and Elliott Burns (Offsite Project).

Project Space

11.00 – 16.00  Throughout the day the Moving Image space will be open for drop-in family activities inspired by the exhibition Akram Zaatari: The Script.

This event is free and visitors can drop in at any time throughout the day.

Watch Emile Zile’s live streamed performance below. This live stream is designed to be viewed alongside a live stream from Emile Zile’s instagram account accessible from


Sunil Shah

Sunil Shah (b.1969) is an artist, curator and writer based in Oxford, UK. His work examines art histories, the systems, structures and sites of artistic production and presentation and the postcolonial condition and its relationship to art and visual culture. He has curated exhibitions at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Royal Geographic Society, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Brighton Photo Fringe and the New Art Exchange. He is recipient of Magnum Photos, Photographers Gallery and Source Magazine graduate awards and has been awarded curating mentorships and residencies from the International Curators Forum, Metal Liverpool, Brighton Photo Fringe, Autograph ABP and with the Royal College of Art/Inspires Curating Conversations programme. He is Associate Editor of American Suburb X online visual culture platform. Shah’s artist works have been shown at the Photographers Gallery and at Brighton Photo Fringe and he had solo shows of Uganda Stories at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2015) and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (2018). He has curated several, well-received shows including Making Home at the Royal Geographic Society (2013), Max Colson: Virtual Control - Security and the Urban Imagination at RIBA (2015) and Open '13 at Phoenix Arts during Brighton Photo Fringe (2013) where he acted as co-curator. He has published essays, reviews and interviews with American Suburb X, Source Photographic Review and the London Art History Society Review (2018) and is co-editor of the Doh Mix Meh Up exhibition catalogue (2014) with Jane Garnett of Oxford University and the Oxford Diasporas Programme.  

Tom Milnes

Tom Milnes is an artist, curator and AHRC Ph.D. researcher at Falmouth University. He has exhibited internationally including at: Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale - Korea, AND/OR - London, The Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia - Gdansk, and W139 - Amsterdam. Milnes was recently the JOYA: arte + ecologia artist-in-residence and was selected for the MOSTYN Open 2017. He is the curator and founder of the online platform Digital Artist Residency.

Milnes’ practice exposes the materiality of technology, engaging with the cultural impact of media through quirky errors or hidden subcultures. The invention and popularity of certain technologies has created an array of cultures and subcultures reliant upon its media, which is explored through with the technology itself. His recent research concentrates on the materiality of data, automation and 3D technologies that are subject to cloud computing.