The Archive: Unveiling the Present

Framer Framed is proud to present an evening program that focuses on YanukovychLeaks and Videoccupy; two artistic projects respectively from Ukraine and Turkey. The projects are concerned with the notion of archiving in relation to current political issues in these countries.

Tuinzaal, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, September 17, 2014, 20.30 hrs.

Rosen Dimov, manager Eastern Europe at European Alternatives, will introduce the program by elucidating these issues. Besides his work, Dimov is indulged by inter-faith dialogue and the arts.

Subsequently, Ukrainian journalist Vlad Lavrov will talk about the project YanukovychLeaks. After his removal as the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014, thereby leaving his residence in the Kiev Oblast unattended. Nearly two hundred documents were found thrown in the lake near his house in order to destroy them. A group of journalists and activist have undertaken the brave task to rescue, systematize and investigate the wealth of information left by the former owner of the residence. Moreover, the former president?s art collection was found in his residence. This collection is exhibited in The National Museum of Ukraine until September this year. In this way, the former president's personal archive as well as his private collection has been disclosed.

In June 2013, the video collective Videoccupy was co-founded in Istanbul by the artist Oezge Celikaslan. The aim was to record and to collect visual material of the resistance processes between 27th of May and 31st of July 2013 in Gezi Park, Istanbul. With the establishment of the collective, an archive was created that comprises the visual material. The archive has online access and is supposed to function as a visual source for the collective memory. This evening, Celikaslan will talk about the urge to create a collective archive like Videoccupy. Furthermore, she will discuss in what way the videos can be associated with such a thing as collective memory.

Date: September 17, 2014
Location: Tuinzaal, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
Evening Program starts at  20.30 hrs

The program will be in English and will take about 90 minutes.
Entrance of Tolhuistuin is on the side of the IJ-promenade, near Buiksloterweg 5.