Boundaries of the Archive - Research Lab - Piet Zwart Institute

The Piet Zwart Institute ResearchLab will focus on the boundaries of the archive. As media practitioners studying the structures and cultural impacts of our media technologies, we will concentrate on the intricate and usually hidden aspects of EYE’s extensive archive.

The EYE Collection is internationally recognised for its outstanding historical breadth and quality, particularly in relation to Dutch cinema culture. Any limitations, frictions and little noticed quirks in the archival system serve as poetic inspiration. 

The timing of this exhibition coincides with the moving of the EYE Collection to new premises. It provides a starting point to explore the materiality of both digital and analogue films, the poetics of cataloguing them, and the fragile semantics of a vast collection database. 

The evening is part of the Research Lab accompanying Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands at EYE; the exhibition is on view until May 22nd.

This presentation takes place in the exhibition space on the second floor.