Via an open call, artists Alice Wong & Simo Tse, Remco Torenbosch and Daria Kiseleva have been selected for the Open Archive 3.0 project. Open Archive focuses on the creative reuse of archival materials. The participants will use the open digital collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Sound and Vision and the International Institute of Social History to create a new media work in which artistic research and the creative process are central.
The project team and the external jury members Pieter Paul Pothoven and Femke Dekker chose the artists because of their unique proposals, their practice and portfolios and the way in which they aim to connect with the three institutions’ collections.
By making their open digital collections available for creative reuse, the collaborating institutions hope to gain a greater insight into the user-friendliness and accessibility of their collections, and to better facilitate and support users in the development of an autonomous work of art. The selected artists have until October to develop their research further and to create a new work of art under the supervision of experts from the three institutions. The works they create will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 27 October 2022.
Follow the project at openarchief.com
Alice Wong & Simo Tse
Alice Wong is a story designer and specialist lecturer on the Information Design master’s course at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She is currently working with curator Jan Boelen with support from the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Awards. Her practice focuses on converting intrinsic data into stories with the aim of making complexity more understandable.
Simo Tse is an artist and media researcher. He focuses on lens-based techniques and technology in relation to screen-based cultures and society. Since graduating from the Sandberg Institute in 2020, he has exhibited his work at UNSEEN Amsterdam, the Hong Kong International Photo Festival and the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.
Remco Torenbosch works with the structural conditions that underwrite financial, political and social realities. By methods of collaboration, repositioning and recontextualizing Torenbosch aims to create a new discourse of knowledge production and a new way of reading these imaging. He studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam and the Universität der Künste Berlin. From 2018 to 2019 he was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited at: Kunsthaus Zurich, De Appel Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Wien, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Victoria and Albert Museum London, GAMeC Bergamo, among others. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Prix de Rome.
Daria Kiseleva is an artist, graphic designer and researcher, operating at the intersection of technology and visual culture. Her work revolves around the themes of digital imagery, vision and degrees of visibility, politics and the aesthetics of representation and knowledge production. In 2015-16 she was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy. Since 2019 she has been part of the Shock Forest Group. Her work has been presented in the Netherlands and abroad.