Summer 2021:


In June of 2021 the Input Party launched the new series Footnotes. In this section of our website we invite inspiring people from the Input Party community to reflect on the artist’s image archive and how found footage can infiltrate the artistic proces.

For our second Footnote we invited curator and photo analist Frank van der Stok to contribute to our platform. Van der Stok submerged himself in the extensive photo collection of the Library of Congress and extracted four photo collections from the archive. In this collections, and in an additional text, van der Stok offers a new perspective on these photographs almost forgotten.

Also check out our first Footnote Wall Tides by Anne-Laure Ruffin!

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.


Check out our second Footnote by Frank van der Stok.

Input Party Archive

This is the Input Party archive, in which we store left behind images of past Input Parties.