This plate from Richter’s «Atlas» compiles the artist’s grid-structured family photos, typical for working on the archive. Here Richter’s confrontation with structures and processes of collective memory culminates in the area of private photography.
Mabe Bethõnico began O Colecionador in 1996 and has since been developing, enlarging and adding complexity to it. The work consists of a large archive of images and texts taken from newspapers and organised according to a classification departing from four themes: "Destruction", "Corrosion", "Construction" and "Flowers". From these initial main themes, a number of other subtitles are distributed in folders, called "essays". This classification, seemingly totalizing and rigorous is in fact highly changeable and seems never to satisfy the encyclopaedic and organising spirit of the archivist collector. At each new incursion through periodicals, boxes and folders, Mabe Bethônico and the collector often find new titles, themes and rubrics, either combining categories, either subdividing them.
Paul Druecke, a social event archive, Social Ocassion snapshots contributed by the publicA Social Event Archive began in 1997 when artist Paul Druecke went door to door inviting people to contribute one photo from their personal collection. Druecke created the project around the this invitation–everyone is invited to contribute one photo. The Archive holds over 700 photographs in its collection. The Archive assembles the photos in the order received, and presents them as a traveling exhibition and in editioned books. The photographs were not curated; they needed only to fulfill the guidelines.
Archives de l'année 1987 du journal
found photography and archives
DEVELOPING THE DIGITAL IMAGE-project 2: week 8<br />http://www.msdm.org.uk/miniarchive<br />
Gerhard Richter, «Atlas»<br />Gerhard Richter, «Atlas» Installation Diacenter, New York, 1995<br />
Visual sequences<br />BOX IV/ WOMEN AND DESTRUCTION:http://www.ufmg.br/museumuseu/colecionador/collector/essay_03.html <br />BOX V / DESTRCTION FIRE: http://www.ufmg.br/museumuseu/colecionador/collector/essay_04.html<br />
http://www.ufmg.br/museumuseu/colecionador/collector/news_002.html<br />Look through, cut out, classify, store. These image gathering and collating procedures do not really correspond to the strict work of archivists, for whom there has to be a limit on variants in order to rationalize the various means of searching reference data. The Collector is more flexible and shifting, it weaves thematic patterns; it shuttles back to review and reclassify a sequence that may suddenly catch its attention.<br />
in The Collector (since 1998) you have created the concept of an archive of newspaper images, you have selected the materials, and worked as an archivist, creating fictional categories to classify the images as historical documents. What is compelling for you about archives? Are you attracted by the aura of historical documents? Are you interested in creating a pseudoscientific artistic language?Mabe Bethônico: I am interested in the fictional potential of documents, displacing their importance, recontextualizing them. The projects are narratives, built through appropriated or constructed images and texts. I am interested in looking for gaps, lacks, sometimes through what may be hidden, forgotten, focusing on commenting on the institution, its relationship with the public for instance, as was the case for the 27th Bienal de São Paulo. http://www.28bienalsaopaulo.org.br/participant/mabe-bethonico<br />
1982–ongoing: Bilder von der Straße<br />No.83, Berlin, July 1990<br />No.37, Berlin, August 1987<br />The series Bilder von der Straße (Pictures from the Street) is an ongoing project that started in 1982. At the moment it consists of 937 panels (found photographs mounted on board, 29.7×21 cm each).<br />
Joachim Schmid, 2004: Cyberspaces<br />Cyberspace #35, 2004<br />Cyberspace #10, 2004<br />Cyberspaces is a series of 36 Lambda prints (36 x 48 cm each on 50 x 60 cm paper, edition of 3). The images were derived from footage of commercial online sexcams. <br />
Paul Druecke, a social event archive<br />Since 1997, Paul Druecke has been collecting snapshotsfrom regular folks involved in what may be considered social activities—birthdays parties, half-court basketball games, luncheons, etc. Collectively, this group of images, currently in the hundreds, is known as “A Social Event Archive.<br />
Submission Guidelines <br />provided for informational purposes. A Social Event Archive, 1997-2007, is no longer accepting submissions. <br />1. One photo per person.2. Photos should be black and white or color snapshots no larger than 4x6".3. Photos must document a social occasion, public or private, and may becurrent or historical.4. Title, Date, and Contributor's name encouraged.5. Photos are archived in the order received and will not be returned.6. Submission indicates agreement to participate in all presentations of the Archive<br />
Danes in The Sun<br />By Aleksandra Mir, 2004 32 pages; 40 x 56 cm, full colorThis publication was put together during a brief 5-day residency (March 21-26, 2004) at communications bureau IB&CO, Ikast—a Danish town of 23.000 inhabitants. The photographs and stories herein were gathered through the local historical archives of Ikast, the press archives of Ikast newspaper, Herning Art Museum photo archive, and the staff at IB&CO and by contributions from people whom answered my local ad Danes in the Sun.<br />http://aleksandramir.info/zips/pdfs/Newspaper.pdf<br />
Aleksandra Mir, Living & Loving #1—The Biography of Donald Cappy, 2002, 32 pages; A3; full color. The project is the public dissemination of one ordinary man's extraordinary life. It was distributed for FREE from Cubitt, London in 2002 and from the DCA, Dundee in 2003. <br />http://aleksandramir.info/zips/pdfs/livingandloving.pdf<br />
Aleksandra Mir, Living & Loving #2—The Biography of Zoe Stillpass, 2004, 24 pages; A3; full color<br />The project is the public dissemination of one ordinary woman's extraordinary life, as told by her parents. It was distributed for FREE from Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park, London, 15-18 October 2004.<br />http://aleksandramir.info/zips/pdfs/l&l2.pdf<br />