sol archer

Updates

Bunho Harvest 2021

Harvesting rushes with weaving master Manuel Ferreira, and Iany Galo and Lucrezia Papillo of Macheia 

Code of Conduct workshop

On June 26 2021 I led a workshop with the Praksis Oslo Teen Advisory Board PTAB in Collaboration with Ina Hagen, to codify their responsibilities and relationships, and develop a Code of Conduct and a Living Glossary to define their working space. It will be live on the PTAB website after a period of review.

chamada aberta!

Textos Sobre KPOP, Fandom, Comunidade, e Cultura!

publication project

upcoming

I am delighted that the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie will support the commissioning of new texts and the production of a publication with amateur KPOP dance groups in Brasil and Production Studio Sao Paolo

Who Makes The City

Launching soon: series of video and in person conversations about urbanism with web magazine format

Info

Sol Archer (1983) is a Netherlands based artist working through collaboration with professional and non-professional groups, considering the encounter as a space of production. Frequently employing video as an apparatus for producing a doubling of experience; productive of ‘works’ through collective act, and through movement towards the work, productive of new collectivities and ways of being together.

This extends into a pedagogical practice on structures and systematising group environments focussed on self reflexive film-making practices and the legacy of collaborative film practice in relation to ethnofiction.  

Sol has exhibited widely, including in the Sydney Biennial, Sydney, AU; Rozenstraat, Amsterdam, Golden Thread, Belfast, Northern Ireland, NL; Le Crac19, Montbeliard, FR; Index Foundation, Stockholm, SE; TULCA, Galway, IR; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR; MuKHA, Antwerp, BE; and more.

Residency programs Sol has participated in include the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL; Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, BR; IASPIS, Stockholm, SE; Vicinities, Belfast, UK; PHLOX, Huns, NL; AIR Anterp, BE; Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL; and Digital Art Studios, Belfast, UK

Projects

Cartography and Care
the multiple village

remember there is a land that is part of me where I do not live/ I must return there is a mystery I must engage in// who do I scare where who do I deprive of night/ I make another world with light and proudly present my peep-show

Tsead Bruinja, Batterij

Hand-painted muslin, audio.

Huns, NL

2018

 

Cartography and Care: the multiple village is a project developed through a residency with PEER, Amsterdam and PHLOX, of Huns Friesland. Over the space of a short residency in the spring of 2018 I engaged in conversations and encounters with residents of Huns, a village in Friesland, the Netherlands.

Establishing the encounter as a site of transitive production and shared experience,  these conversations focussed on residents play, creative practices, and practices of care for the land, animals, and environment. Considering the multiplicity of spaces that each narrative lays over the physical infrastructure of the village, I developed a workshop to be run by PEER, wherein children of the village recorded an audio tour of the village, detailing their play spaces, and the invisible narratives that coordinate their experience of the village, and following this they mapped these narratives on hand-painted painted curtains which remain permanently in the PHLOX space in the village.

Podcast available here (Dutch only)

workshop, installation, and tour photos by Kala Newman and Marta Colpani. Village portraits, Sol Archer