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


Play Video

‘Worlds in Formation’ is a film project initiated during time in residence at Capacete, in Rio de Janeiro.

It was filmed over weekends spending time with a community of young dancers who rehearse KPOP (South Korean Pop Music) dance covers using the windows of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio, as mirrors. Following rehearsal, periods of hanging out, preparation, competition, and care, the project focusses on the act of building of a community as a generative space of resistance through elective assembly and shared interest.

In a political moment in Brazil which is deeply dangerous to be queer, female, black, poor, or trans, this community are consciously acting to build a space to exist in public, producing a high visibility presence for oppressed minorities.I spent weekends with these groups, recording rehearsals, moments of care, and conversations about the nature of their community and their reflections on their collective creative practice as an act of resistance.This was a practice of sharing time, understanding the conditions of producing community, the mechanics of their practice, and witnessing the relational construct by which they repurpose the museum, the infrastructure of nation-building modernism, and through processes of making and remaking images – using their bodies to re-produce images from globalised popular culture, produce an idealised image of a world and community of care.

Thinking through recursive stages of image-making embedded in bodies through repetition, on bodies through application of makeup, and of bodies facilitated through the camera, ‘Worlds in Formation’ is a film installation on the applications of collective practice creating spaces of care, resistance, and survival. Re-coding publics in the city and tracelessly repurposing public space.Focussing on moments of casual hanging out, rigorous practice of routines, and preparation of one another for performances, the film work stages the act of rehearsal as the conjuring up of a desired world within the confines of the present.

made possible by the support of Capacete, the Mondriaan Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst, and the CBK Rotterdam