A new edition of Open Archief launches this autumn. Together with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the International Institute of Social History, Het Nieuwe Instituut will again stimulate the creative re-use of digital heritage in 2020/21 by offering creators the opportunity to create new media work using open, digital collections. Following an Open Call, this autumn three media makers will be selected to participate in the project in which they will conduct research in and reflect upon copyrighted and open collections.
This year, Open Archief has opted for a specific theme: RE: SEARCH. The theme serves as inspiration for the participants and can be explored from different angles. RE: SEARCH is intended to evoke a sense of playfulness, stemming from archival research that provides both answers and questions, and which is both exploratory and focused.
To share the knowledge and insights that arise from Open Archive, we are organising an international symposium in 2021 that focuses on three topics: Re:Use, Re:Search and Copyright. It will be a multidisciplinary event in which professionals from different fields (image makers, artists and heritage and copyright professionals) will come together to share knowledge and insights about and critically assess the artistic reuse of heritage.
The organisers of Open Archief are delighted to welcome the International Institute of Social History (IISH) as a new partner for this edition of the project. The IISH is making its open digital collection available and will assist with the curatorial and research aspects of the project. More information about the open call and the programme will soon be available at www.openarchief.com. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Open Archive allows three makers to create new media work from archival collections
Artist Guy Königstein, filmmaker Donna Verheijden and artist/designer Oana Clitan have been invited by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to develop new media works based on both institutions’ online digital collections as part of the Open Archive project. They have seven months to develop the works before they are presented at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam in October.
Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have invited three makers to create new works based on their digital collections. Artist Guy Königstein, filmmaker Donna Verheijden and artist/designer Oana Clitan have each developed a media work that will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 14 November.