Bring Your Own Archive


Date: Sunday, December 11 2016
Workshop: 14:00 – 16:30
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

Free entry, no booking required. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.


Screen Bandita invite you to an friendly, participatory community gathering. Together, we’ll be exploring personal archival materials and the many ways to revitalise and reinvent them through creative projects. Session runs between 2.00-4.30 and comprises of two segments.

First half: 2.00-3.00
A welcoming space in which to to share, speak and listen. Bring an object, memory, song, text, 8mm or 16mm film, photograph or slide that means something to you to share with the group. An opportunity to connect with others through memories and personal artifacts!

Second Half: 3.30-4.30

An open discussion where all voices and thoughts are very welcome. We will be asking questions such as: Where can I find myself in an archive? how can one connect emotionally with archival material? how can archival material be revitalised and engaged imaginatively and creatively?

All interested individuals, artists, students, archivists etc most welcome. No experience or special knowledge necessary!

Screen Bandita are the Edinburgh and Melbourne-based collective of Lydia Beilby and Leanora Olmi.The duo create performative, live-cinema works using archival, found 8mm and 16mm film, slides, photographs and ephemera as source materials. Through the exploration of the ‘forgotten’ and obsolete elements of photochemical film, the analogue projection medium and visual culture, Screen Bandita forge elemental links with the past, while creating new participatory pieces very much rooted in the present. Within their work they aim to foreground the notion of archives as vibrant, living entities to be constantly reinvigorated, reinterpreted, reinvented and debated.

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