Taferelen #33 – Networked Memory

Published on January 11th, 2020


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During this evening, we will explore how online media and the Web at large construct collective memory of events. Guests are Anastasia Mityukova, one of the artist taking part in the ongoing exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments, and researcher/curator Annet Dekker.

30 January 2020
FOTODOK, Utrecht

 

What could be better than enjoying good food and listening to inspiring speakers with other art enthusiasts? During Taferelen you will learn more about one of the themes of the exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments in an informal way. The event invites to join a curator’s tour through the exhibition, a dinner, and two short lectures followed by an open Q&A session. Take a seat, grab a plate, get a drink at the do-it-yourself bar, lean back and let the evening surprise you.

Theme & guests
During this evening, we will explore how online media and the Web at large construct collective memory of events. Guests are Anastasia Mityukova, one of the artist taking part in the ongoing exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments, and researcher/curator Annet Dekker.

Anastasia Mityukova lives and works between Geneva & the Hague. She studied photography at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) and currently started a master program Photography and Society at KABK in the Hague. Her first solo show with The Project Iceworm was at the Folkwang Museum in Essen curated by Thomas Seelig in 2018. She was also the finalist for the UNSEEN dummy award 2018, the Liège Photobook Festival 2018 and the 2018 Photoforum Pasquart Prize in Bienne. Besides the photography practice she co-directs the fair Photobooks Switzerland and in 2019 she curated the solo show of Bernard Tullen at the gallery Triangle Bleu in Stavelot.

Annet Dekker is a researcher and curator. Currently she is Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Visiting Professor and co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. She has previously been Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. She also worked as web curator for SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain 2010-12), was programme manager at Virtueel Platform (2008-10) and curator/head of exhibitions, education and artists in residence at the Netherlands Media Art institute (1999-2008). She has published in numerous collections and journals and is the editor of several volumes, among others, Lost and Living [in] Archives. Collectively Shaping New Memories (Valiz 2017) and Speculative Scenarios, or What Will Happen to Digital Art in the (Near) Future? (Baltan Laboratories/Virtueel Platform 2013). Her recent monograph, Collecting and Conserving Net Art (Routledge 2018) is a seminal work in the field of net art conservation.

The Taferelen concept
Taferelen arose from the desire to create a ‘cross-fertilization’ between the work of image makers and other research areas and to offer more depth on FOTODOK’s exhibition themes. People from different disciplines sometimes still work on the same subject and thus could provide each other – as well as others – with new perspectives. While the guests are eating, two speakers – image makers, scientists or experience experts – talk about their work, linked to the theme of the current FOTODOK exhibition. Every evening an image maker and a theoretician are placed next to each other, to offer various perspectives on one theme. Every evening, a maximum of 25 seats is available.

Dinner
The food is provided by SYR: a Syrian restaurant in the neighbourhood of FOTODOK that is largely run by Syrian refugees. SYR strives for inclusivity and offers to visitors to Taferelen to enjoy authentic Syrian cuisine

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Image credit: Anastasia Mityukova, The Project Iceworm (2018 – ongoing)


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