To sign up for the workshop, please e-mail Trine (trinefs[@]gmail.com). Everyone is welcome to join the workshop, and it is of course possible just to participate in parts of the workshop. In either case, please let us know if you will be joining us, so we have enough chairs and coffee cups!
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE WEEK 1
The architectonic – as an opening to a series of initial discussions surrounding theoretical notions as well as physical examples of archives.
Guest: Theodor Barth and Bjørn Jørund Blikstad from Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Morning (10am – noon)
– Coffee and short introduction by Trine Friis Sørensen,
– background and workshop by Luis Berrios-Negrón and Trine Friis Sørensen
– roundtable meet and greet of all participants
Group Lunch – location to be announced
Afternoon (1pm – 3pm)
open floor discussion of topic(s)
– what is an archive?
– the archival impulse
– what is the anarchival?
discuss calendar of events and activities
organization of working / reading groups
3pm Talk by Theodor Barth: The Poetics of the Desk – a post-bureaucratic invention of the desk, in the wake of a transition from a flyer-archive to contemporary archaeology
The lecture takes the audience on a journey through 8 art-project contexts, and highlights two aspects of the development of an archive of flyers: a) the development of a grid for the flyers in these contexts [documentary function]; b) the indexing of the flyer in the context of their use [archival function]. The research question on how the role of design/accident relates to readability, finds its antecedents in both J. Derrida and W. Benjamin, and relates to the emergence of a post-bureaucratic work-form, guided by G. Agamben’s notion of the contemporary.
5. Tuesday & 6. Wednesday
Workshop with Theodor Barth and Bjørn Jørund Blikstad from Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Topic: Excess, Corruption and Aspiration
(the participants will collect archive materials and build a spatial situation based on categorisation exercises)
A—pre-read Appadurai [Archive and Aspiration]
1. take a walk [acquire archive materials]
2. replay the walk [categorise the archive content]
3. do something else [image candidate archive containers]
4. return with a different angle [spatialise the archive and its contents]
B—post-read Appadurai [idem. ]
Morning (10am – noon)
Reading group session on Arjun Appadurai: “Archive and Aspiration” and Sven Spieker: “The Nomadic Archive” with Archive reading group from Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Univ. of Cph. (Texts will be available online or handed out)
2pm – 4pm
Artist talk, Luis Berríos-Negrón (Hosted by IKK Festival / IKK Artist Talks) Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Karen Blixensvej 1, room 21.0.49
Morning working session
Noon – 1pm presentation by Theodor Barth and Oslo National Academy of the Arts with participation of Luis Berríos-Negrón at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
2pm wrap-up of week 1 (venue TBA)
The workshop takes place at
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities
Njalsgade 80, room 10.1.54 (old KUA), Cph. S
Organizers: Luis Berríos-Negron and Trine Friis Sørensen