March 2021:

Open Archief

The Input Party was invited by the project of Open Archief to host a meet-up for the participants of 2021 to activate the archive practice and investigate their image methodologies.

For this digital Input Party we met on SpatialChat to share images the participants came across while working on their projects and roaming the archives of the International Institute of Social History, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision.

This led to a conversation on the identity of space, the sound and images of resistance, dealing with violent images and the conflict in repeating them and the emotive powers images can possess.

Participating artists:
Jessica de Abreu
Femke Dekker
Michiel Huijben

Open Archief is a multifaceted, collaborative research project that explores the beauty and innovation that can be inspired by making archival material accessible to artists for creative reuse.


September 2020:

The Input Party visited the Institute of Social History

The Input Party has collaborated with the IISG in Amsterdam. The institute has accommodated an Input Party at the institute and provided us with part of their photo collection as input.

The first part of this event was held in March 2020. We did a tour of the archive and were presented with boxes filled with beautiful photo material. From this, each participant selected seven images.

In part 2 the participants brought their seven images from the IISG archive and complemented them with seven images from their own referential image archives. This material guided us through a variety of interesting conversations.

Our first digital Input Party! With the participants of Open Archief.