FORUM LECTURE: EIVIND RØSSAAK
THE PERFORMATIVE ARCHIVE
Since the 90s a number of artists have sourced from archives to create what has been referred to as archival art. What is this, and why has this method been re-actualised today?
In this lecture Eivind Røssaak will shed light on these questions through current theory, international films, photography projects and exhibitions.
This lecture is in relation to the exhibition Ways of Losing Oneself in an Image by Elsebeth Jørgensen. The lecture will be in Norwegian.
Eivind Røssaak, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Research, the National Library of Norway. Visiting Professor, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago, fall 2011. Visiting Scholar at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (2008). He has published widely on film, art and theory. Recent books include Between Stillness and Motion: Film, Photography, Algorithms (ed., forthcoming, Amsterdam UP), The Still/Moving Image: Cinema and the Arts, 2010, The Archive in Motion: New Conceptions of the Archive in Contemporary Thought and New Media Practices (2010), Selviakktakelse (on the representation of the self in fiction, 2005) and Sic: Fra litteraturens randsone (An experimental history of margins in art and philosophy, such as the history of footnotes, paratexts, frames etc., 2001).