Opening Friday December 1 from 7pm
Exhibition is open on Saturday DEC. 2 and Sunday DEC. 3 from 3-8pm
Featuring: Fadi Aljabour, Sana Al Kurdi, Auge, Vincent Carter, Elsa Estrella, Zach Hart, Agata Hörttrich, Emma Hutton, Freja Lassen, Lilly Merck, Raphaëlle Red and Paloma Schnitzer
along the Archive, against the Grain
Can an archive be multiple, messy or intangible? In this exhibition, it’s in the water, the tree branch, the spatial matter. Archiving happens in sound, or silence, inside and outside our bodies. It speaks of violence, of surveillance or of resilience. And rather than claiming objective truths, the show asks what an embodied, or sensitive, approach to the practice of archiving might look like.
Each of the works activates the archive in a different way. Like chemicals, archives take on meaning in communication; at least they require excavating, being brought to light. In this sense, along the Archive, against the Grain explores individual relationships to the archive as a site of study, memory and resistance.
The exhibition arises from a collective inquiry carried out during the seminar “FILMS, ARCHIVES + IMAGINATIONS. Filmic Research in Collaboration” by Anna Lauenstein and Leon Vatter at Studium Generale, University of the Arts Berlin.
along the Archive, against the Grain presents works by Fadi Aljabour, Sana Al Kurdi, Auge, Vincent Carter, Elsa Estrella, Zach Hart, Agata Hörttrich, Emma Hutton, Freja Lassen, Lilly Merck, Raphaëlle Red and Paloma Schnitzer.
Tutors of the seminar: Lena Kocutar + Teresa Hoffmann
The seminar was supported by „Freiraum 2022/23 – Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre”
Thanks to Flóra Tálasi (Studium Generale, UdK)