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 6-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: 9 February 2023
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Course Structure

The seminar is held by Rodrigo Alcocer de Garay.

It consists of 6 teaching days. Each teaching day lasts from 18:00 to 21:00, with a small break between 19:30 and 19:45.

Thursday, February 9th 2023
18:00 -21:00 Introduction: What is an archive and why activate it?
Thursday, February 16th 2023
18:00 -21:00 Sequencing: Lines and Grids
Thursday, February 23rd 2023
18:00 -21:00 Juxtaposition and Superposition
Thursday, March 2nd 2022
18:00 -21:00 Seamless Composites and Transformations
Thursday, March 9th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Maps and Territory: Imaginary Landscapes and Geo-Tagging
Thursday, March 16th 2022
18:00 -21:00 Right Click, Save as / Recreation, Reappropriation, Remix and Recontextualization, Final Presentation

What others say

"The teachers are highly trained and encourage the student to develop their skills as a photographer."

Enrique Aguilar, Mexico, 2021

"I could never have imagined how this short and intensive course could improve one's vision on photography so much."

Pervin Donmez, Turkey, 2021

"I highly recommend IPS if you want to be part of a very creative photographer-community. Surrounded by inspiring people, you grow and find your path!"

Charlotte Clemensen, Danmark, 2022