Archival Feedback

Archival Feedback(Emile Milgrim, T. Wheeler Castillo) are artists based in Miami, FL. Engaged in various critical dialogues of the moment, the environment is approached as a studio in the field, accessing the landscape through the soundscape. AF’s working experimental practice integrates wide-ranging field studies with art and art history, charting the environment, and exploring place through a holistic framework. Transmitting the experience of the landscape through various media, along with the craft of audio electronics, these integrate the elemental environment with the concerns of conservation and possibilities of the technology. The fieldwork is framed through media, to be distributed and experienced through encounter and immersion, using sound as an exercise for deeper listening. AF has produced a growing archive of media and collaborative projects that heighten the acoustical experience of the environment.

AF’s inaugural project consisted of collecting field recordings over 2 years. A selection of these recordings and reinterpretations by other sound artists were arranged and pressed to vinyl and presented with a collection of prints. In 2015, Archival Feedback released their first project under experimental Miami-based label Other Electricities. Contributing sound artists include Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, io.ko (Elegua Records), Fsik Huvnx (Other Electricities), Dim Past (Other Electricities), Jared McKay (Coral Morphologic), and Ortrotasce. V/A - Archival Feedback was funded in-part by a generous grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The artists have participated in Artist In Residence In the Everglades (AIRIE) in February 2016, featured on UNTITLED Radio and Poetry Press Week during O, Miami Festival in collaboration with poet Annik Adey-Babinski. In 2017, the artists have been featured in exhibitions and programming by the Perez Art Museum Miami, A.I.R.I.E., HistoryMiami, and The Deering Estate.

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Platform 450 Spring Contemporary

The Deering Spring Contemporary is a dynamic special event, symposium, and curated exhibit based on seasonal curatorial themes, with site-specific works within the historic homes and throughout our bay-side landscape.
“Platform 450,” a transdisciplinary initiative hosted on the 450 acres of the Deering Estate, will draw together varied practices that converge on the exploration of scientific data and new technologies as they relate to our natural and historic site.

Works on display demonstrate artistic practices that use virtual reality, microscopic imagery, sea level rise modeling, and social media with artists that include: Priscilla Aleman, Archival Feedback- Thom Wheeler Castillo & Emile Milgrim, Dan Alvarez, Willie Avendano, John William Bailly, Frida Baranek, O’Neal Bardin III, Xavier Cortada, Mark Diamond, Ediel Dominguez, Maxwell Hartley, Valerie LeBlanc & Daniele H. Dugas, Home Eleven -Nelly Bonilla & Oscar Luna, Ian Honore, Peter Hosfeld, Carol Jazzar, Charles Lindsay, Richard Medlock, Luciano Rabuske, Gretchen Scharnagl, Skip Snow, Kyle Trowbridge, Freda Tschumy, Keith Waddington.

The Deering Spring Contemporary exhibition Platform 450 showcases site-specific works produced through a range of multidisciplinary art practices in virtual reality, 3-D modeling, and new media. Through data collection and investigation, this year’s presenting artists responded to the 450 acres of the Deering Estate. Exhibit on display from April 9 – June 26, 2017.

An interactive acoustic map of Deering Estate’s ecosystems by Archival Feedback.

MemoryLab 2017

HistoryMiami Museum, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College, and Obsolete Media Miami OMM are proud to partner on MemoryLab, a gallery-based “laboratory” for exploring the concept of memory.
Using the collections of our three organizations, artists are creating new work for this innovative lab.

MemoryLab is co-curated by Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer, principals of the experimental art studio project, O.M.M., and is supported through the generosity of Cannonball Miami, The Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Dade Heritage Trust, The Florida Humanities Council, The Florida Department of Historical Resources, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and The National Film Preservation Foundation. The project was conceived by Rene Ramos, the archives director at Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College, and Michael Knoll, VP of Curatorial Affairs at HistoryMiami Museum.

The exhibition March 9 through April 16, 2017.

Lot 2016

LOT is a nomadic series, whose first iteration will occur October 7-9, 2016 on an empty residential parcel in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, FL. It will be a weekend of discussions, workshops, art works, walks, meals, and experiences that collectively examine what it means to co-exist in one of America's fastest changing neighborhoods.

LOT was conceived and is organized by Erin Elder and Felecia Chizuko Carlisle. The visiting artists are Alberto Aguilar with Alex Bradley Cohen, Fictilis, Rob Ray and local artists, scholars and activists: Archival Feedback, Marcus Blake, Lori Kelly, Catherine Annie Hollingsworth.


Artists in Residence in Everglades, Inc. partners with Everglades National Park to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of this subtropical wilderness through artist residency and public outreach programs.



The Other Electricities release centers around field recordings (“calls”) collected by Milgrim and Wheeler Castillo between 2012-14 with corresponding “responses” composed by selected artists utilizing these recordings, all mastered by Rat Bastard at Dan Hosker Studio in Miami Beach. The prints, authored and printed by Milgrim and Wheeler Castillo at Turn-Based Press in Miami, informs the listening, references history and reacts to the landscape. Archival Feedback is research and fieldwork, print and sonic map.

Contributing artists include Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, io.ko (Elegua Records), Fsik Huvnx (Other Electricities), Dim Past (Other Electricities), Jared McKay (Coral Morphologic), and Ortrotasce.