The lining of forgetting


November 21 & 23
Seminar in 2 episodes
The lining of forgetting is a series of discussions and presentations that raise questions about the poetics and politics of archiving.

Friday November 21
17:30 – 20:30
First episode:
Each participant, choosing one of her/his project, describes the tools, the processes, the techniques, concepts, used, lived, experimented through her/his path from a research to a “display” (30’ each project)

Sunday November 23
From 16:00
Second episode:
Each participant is requested to bring along with her/him a box containing unclassified items related to a project or a research waiting to be archived.
What are the first questions facing a ‘multi/diverse media archive’?

Jorge Blasco Gallardo (Sp)
De Geuzen(Nl)
Nathalie Trussart (B)
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (Lt)
Anja Westerfrölke

Respondent: Valerie Swain (Ca)

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas(Lt)

Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas were born in Lithuania. They were both educated at Vilnius Art Academy and continue to make Vilnius their main base, spending some working time in Stuttgart. They have worked together as artists since 1997, co-founding Jutempus interdisciplinary art program – a model for social and artistic practice. Their approach embraces a flexible array of disciplines, building frameworks for old and new media practices. They are committed to studying the transformation of Lithuanian society following the 1989 revolution through projects such as tvvv.plotas and Transaction.
(The Transaction Project will be in display during Verbindingen/Jonctions 7)

Anja Westerfrölke

“drawings / objects / installation / video / CD-Rom / www / MOO
Working with material, space and new media I am used to collaborate with others.
Using the computer, using the web, it was the media itself which conditioned me to deal with text: I built a library of family stories of Canadian immigrants during the last century, I created an online game representing literature of seven Austrian female writers.
But besides the representational aspect which I used digital media for working now on a moo allows me to interact with the media in a way where the text becomes the meeting place between the code of the media and my personal interest

Jorge Blasco Gallardo (Sp)

Jorge Blasco Gallardo is a freelance writer and director of cultural projects.
He holds a degree in Fine Arts by the USAL. He has also studied in the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens (Graphic Arts Deparment).
He then took a postgraduate course at the Universitad Politecnica de Cataluña
During the PhD course he focused on theoretical thought of the relations between art, history, architecture, urbanism and aesthetics. He is currently writing his thesis on “archive-museum cultures”. He collaborates with the Fundació Antoni Tapies (2000-2003) as co-director of the cultural project Archive Cultures, which is an original idea of Nuria Enguita Mayo and Jorge Blasco Gallardo

De Geuzen(Nl)

De Geuzen is: Riek Sijbring, Femke Snelting and Renee Turner.
“Around 1994 we started working together while studying at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. In 1996 after realizing our collaborations were more than a habit, we officially took on the name De Geuzen. Pooling our various skills together, our practice includes curating, art, design and educational workshops.”

Nathalie Trussart (B)
A researcher preparing a PHD in philosophy in which Michel Foucault and genetics meet, to demonstrate the many ways to become an heir.
Interested in problems raised by the question of how to tell a hi/story

Posted by laurence at November 21, 2003 05:30 PM