Activating Your Archive


This evening seminar is about dealing with one's own or an appropriated collection of images.

For this purpose, various strategies will be examined on the basis of outstanding examples from the history of art and photography. Using your own and other people's photographic material, adequate forms of archive activation will be playfully sought and discussed in the group.

The 7-week seminar will help you to find important criteria for your source image selection, to place your work in the context of current photographic practices, and to explore different forms of presentation.

The fee for the seminar is EUR 580,00.

Starting on: 28 April 2022
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Course Structure

The seminar is held by Rodrigo Alcocer de Garay.

It consists of 7 teaching days. Each teaching day lasts from 18:00 to 21:00, with a small break between 19:30 and 19:45.

Thursday, April 28th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Introduction: What is an archive and why activate it?
Thursday, May 5th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Sequencing: Lines and Grids
Thursday, May 12th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Juxtaposition and Superposition
Thursday, May 19th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Seamless Composites and Transformations
Thursday, May 26th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Maps and Territory: Imaginary Landscapes and Geo-Tagging
Thursday, June 2nd 2022
18:00 -21:00 Right Click, Save as / Recreation, Reappropriation, Remix and Recontextualization
Thursday, June 9th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Final Project Presentation

What others say

"I can recommend the school to anyone who wants to learn photography holistically."

Sophia Vogel, Germany, 2019

"Thanks to this program, I got the idea of narrative photography and a new way of seeing."

Shogo Ueda, Japan, 2020/2021

"Come for photography, stay for atmosphere."

Yaman Kargin, Turkey, 2015/2016