sol archer


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


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


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


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The Earth is Not At Rest

Episodic video 2013

The Earth is not at rest is a collaborative project between Sol Archer and Frances Scott; a sequence of five silent videos, produced over the course of a month in response to the evolving content and sites of WENDEL! OPEN YOUR DOOR, an exhibition and program of events initiated by the Woodmill and hosted by Cafe Gallery, Southwark Park, London in July 2013.

This group endeavour took as its starting point Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, a graphic retelling of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which Shakespeare is commissioned to write and perform for the characters of the play. The comic formed the basis for a series of reading groups and research trips, and a zero point from which both individual and communal responses emerged.







The Earth is Not at Rest developed as a script constructed from dialogue and stage direction from Shakespeare’s text, interviews with and horoscopes by an astrologer, and from Tom Stoppard’s TV drama Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; a play within a play, in which two secondary characters from Hamlet enact and observe the unfolding narrative in which they are complicit, and in which their fates are sealed.

Marking time against these connected abstractions – conversations that weave between different games and the hand of chance, and the potency of the night as a space for dream and creative disobedience – is an astrological prediction for that month of July 2013 with planetary pairings setting the astrological tone for each episodic progression.

An astrologer was commissioned to produce a forecast chart for the exhibition, mapping out the planetary transits and celestial events that Corresponded with events in the public program.
The film was shot in and around Southwark Park, primarily on Midsummers night. In tracking shots and movement through and between the undergrowth of the park, the camera is a cognisant eye, a present but disembodied or inarticulate character on the periphery of interleaved spaces and events.