documenta archive in cooperation with the production community nota and lumbung member ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics invite to a tour of a different kind. The focus walk is about archiving and its different aspects.
Meeting point is the documenta archive at Untere Karlsstraße 4. Here, insights are given into the question “what does it mean to archive a world art exhibition?”, which is also about the topic what it means to address the accessibility of different documenta exhibitions.
Martin Groh, researcher of the documenta archive, will give insights into the different areas of the documenta archive and the challenges the archive faces in the context of contemporary art. Afterwards, the tour leads to the Hiroshima Ufer, where lumbung member ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics (and cooperation partner of the project Archive of Encounters) has set up references to their project Citizenship near the Spitzhacke. Together an approach to Citizenship and its contexts, as well as insights are gained on site. From here the walk leads back to ruruHaus, where the team of the Archive of Encounters will be waiting for those interested to reflect together on the question of how experiences of the documenta fifteen visitors can be archived.
In a participatory process the assembly software nota, an archiving and mediation tool for ephemeral art, will be tested. Artists, exhibition visitors, and scholars are invited to arrange and record their specific experiences and memories of documenta fifteen in the software nota.
The experimental setup poses the question of which digital archiving tools ephemeral art requires and whether it is possible to give a digital space to the encounters and the very different perspectives that contemporary art provokes.
In particular, the event focusses on the artistic contributions to documenta fifteen of the lumbung member Arts Collaboratory and ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. These are processual actions that develop and change over a longer period of time, some of which started several months ago and are still unfinished. With nota this multi-perspective process will be visualized: With media data the lumbung members provide, two digital spaces are created in which these data can be experienced and different perspectives on the collected material can be discovered. In a next step, these spaces will be supplemented, expanded, and (re)organized by visitors on site with further material and perspectives. Digital material in the form of photo, audio, or video files can be brought along, but can also be generated on site, and it is also possible to digitize analog material.
Registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group size: max. 15 people
Meeting point is the documenta archive at Untere Karlsstraße 4
German or English depending on group composition
Meeting point documenta archive – across the Hiroshima Ufer – end point ruruHaus
Location: Meeting point documenta archive – across the Hiroshima Ufer – end point ruruHaus
Languages: English, German