March 2021:

Open Archief

In 2021 The Input Party is collaborating with the project of Open Archief: 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.

The participating artists Jessica de Abreu, Femke Dekker and Michiel Huijben are given the opportunity to create a new, autonomous media work within a six-month working period, using the public and digitized collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the International Institute of Social History.

The Input Party will be working with the participants to activate the archive practice and investigate their image methodologies.


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.