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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.  

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They Were Sleeping, It Was At Night

HD Video 12:50

In 1990 a meteorite fell through the roof of a house in a small town on the Dutch German border. In a short travelogue film the camera presents the roaming eye of the artist/investigator trying to establish where this happened by asking people about it in shops and on the street. Becoming increasingly lost and sent in many wrong directions, a sinister tone affects recognition of the town and the intentions of its people. At heart its a travelogue, wandering around a town investigating how a story spreads through a population, how an event becomes folklore and is outsourced into the internet, and how conversation can be a site for revealing social vectors.