July 2011, arsenal cinema

Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice

In the Archive of the Arsenal

The "Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice" project is now underway! Curators, filmmakers, artists and other researchers are now beginning to develop projects that take the Arsenal archive's holdings as their starting point. Living Archive represents an attempt to process the archive’s holdings with an eye on the contemporary, allowing the archive to be preserved whilst creating new material and generating fresh approaches at the same time. Since June, the participants have been viewing material at our editing tables and holding discussions at the premises of our cooperation partner Salon Populaire. Public screenings will also be held once a month (July 19 and August 16). The progress of the project will be documented on our website.

We are very pleased to announce the list of participants: Madeleine Bernstorff, John Blue, Tim Blue, Ellen Blumenstein, Oksana Bulgakowa/
Dietmar Hochmuth, Vaginal Davis, Martin Ebner, Heinz Emigholz, Entuziazm (Michael Baute, Volker Pantenburg, Stefan Pethke, Stefanie Schlüter), Harun Farocki, Nanna Heidenreich, Tobias Hering, Brent Klinkum, Merle Kröger, Eunice Martins, Angela Melitopoulos, Avi Mograbi, Sabine Nessel, Winfried Pauleit, Constanze Ruhm, Susanne Sachsse, Ines Schaber, Philip Scheffner, Stefanie Schlüter, Marcel Schwierin, Marc Siegel, Hito Steyerl, Dorothee Wenner, Ian White, Nicole Wolf, Florian Wüst, Florian Zeyfang. The following Goethe Institute fellows will also be taking part: Madhusree Dutta (Bombay), Darryl Els (Johannesburg), Ala' Younis (Amman).