Saturday, January 21, 12.00 – 17.00
The program at Eye explores the complicated relationship between the activist moment, increasingly mediated by the participants in these events themselves and increasingly in near real-time, and the static character of the archive and its implicit ‘suspension of time’. We center for this on two ambitious projects under development: Vox Populi – Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, of artist Lara Baladi, and The Syrian Archive, an initiative launched by a collective of human rights activists dedicated to preserving open source documentation relating to human rights violations and other crimes committed by all sides during the conflict in Syria.
Speakers: Lara Baladi (Vox Populi), Hadi Al Khatib & Jeff Deutch (The Syrian Archive), Robert Ochshorn, and guests. Moderated by Annet Dekker & Eric Kluitenberg
This programme is part of a larger project organised by the Tactical Media Files and consists of a travelling exhibition As If. The Media Artist as Trickster / How Much of this is Fiction, a closed workshop ‘Access and Accessibility’ in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (Archival Studies) and a conference The Society of Post Control.