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Lecture: Pelin Tan on ›Autonomous Archiving‹ / Project launch

Friday, 05 February 2021, 18:00

Pelin Tan on ›Autonomous Archiving‹ / Project launch

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Pelin Tan on ›Autonomous Archiving‹ / Project launch

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Meet and say hello to the project group »feral methods: Interflugs 30«


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Autonomous archiving

Lecture and discussion with Pelin Tan
- Online (link will follow soon)

Pelin Tan will present the concept of Autonomous Archiving and examples from her and others practice'.


As an institutional practice, archival practices often tend to serve the colonized, surveillance and discipline society of the modern world.
However, during the last ten years, with an upswing in digital technology and the detection of social movements, the recording and accumulation of images has become a civil activity. Thus, actions of archiving videos and other types of visual images bring about non-institutional practices as well contemporary discussions surrounding the production of images, open source databases, collectivity, and forensics.
Archives and Archiving are becoming vital practices during the contemporary crisis as not only organizing the data and knowledge but also providing future discourses on the production of knowledge and institutions.
As a modernist institutional tradition, archiving has potentialities for diverse institutional or decolonial practices and as well as self-organized non-institutional entities.

Questions in discussion:
How can the archive be a tool to question yourself?
How important is archiving for survival reasons?
How to create an archive that reveals a collective memory that is potentially active for the future?
How can we think about an ›archive‹ as a fluid, entangled, and an open entity that leads us freely to connect the existing materials but prompts at the same time critical discourses?
How do de/archives become archives too?

Pelin Tan is a sociologist and art historian based in Mardin, Turkey and professor in film at the University of Batman, Fine Arts Faculty, Batman. She is the 6th recipient of the Keith Haring Art & Activism award (New York) and senior researcher of the center for arts, design and social research (Boston). Tan was a Postdoctoral fellow on »Artistic Research« at ACT Program, MIT (2011), a PhD researcher of DAAD - Art History, Humboldt Univ.Berlin (2006).
Tan curated the Gardentopia project of Matera ECC 2019, Italy, and »De-Archiving Dwelling« of I-DEA Archives of Archive (2019-20). Currently, She curates Urgent Pedagogies semi-archive, IASPIS, Stockholm and »Land, Cultivation and Care project«, Italy.
She is a member of Artikisler Collective, with whom she has published a book on Autonomous Archiving. Recipient of Sharjah Short Film award 2020.

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