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In June 2013, LIVING ARCHIVE at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin will present the results of the Living Archive project, initiated in 2011 by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin). The project’s participants present their research and their responses to the Arsenal collection in the form of an exhibition. On view is a multi-layered, subjective and idiosyncratic approach to the archive, which was founded 50 years ago and contains about 8.000 films.

The presentation at KW opens in parallel to the Living Archive Festival, and combines academic research material with artistic works. The exhibition thus refers to the different participants and their various takes on the collection.

The exhibition contains artistic works and participations by:
Filipa César, Madhusree Dutta & Ines Schaber, Martin Ebner, ENTUZIAZM, Stephan Geene, Eunice Martins, Angela Melitopoulos, Seminar Sabine Nessel FU Berlin, Constanze Ruhm, Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel, students of Hito Steyerl’s class, Nicole Wolf & Nanna Heidenreich with Deepha Danrajh, Ala Younis, Florian Zeyfang.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, 05.06.2013, 5 pm
Dates: 06.–23.06.2013
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin
Partner: Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art

Photo: Angela Melitopoulos, “Möglichkeitsraum”, Source: Arsenal