Archive Weaver is a nod to Jacques Derrida’s seminal book 'Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression' on archives and our feverish search for them:        

               (...) to burn with a passion. It is never to rest, interminably, from searching for the archive, right where it slips away. It is to run after the archive, even if there’s too much of it, right where something in it anarchives itself. It is to have a compulsive, repetitive, and nostalgic desire for the archive, an irrepressible desire to return to the origin, a homesickness, a nostalgia for the return to the most archaic place of absolute commencement.

After years of working in the arts and the picture licensing industry, Milena Harrison-Gray founded the research platform Archive Weaver, specialising in:

  • Picture research for publishing houses, print, media and broadcasting companies;
  • Comprehensive project research for creatives, academics and institutions.

Milena has a BA degree in Visual and Art History and Cultural Studies from The Humboldt University in Berlin, and an MA degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University London.