Workshop @ dOCUMENTA: Erkki Kurenniemi Online Archive

with Constant, and further contributions from Joasia Krysa, Geoff Cox, Tarek Atoui, and Magda Tyżlik-Carver
Ständehaus, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

The workshop introduces the work of the Finish artist and pioneer of electronic music Erkki Kurenniemi and an online archive of his work developed by Constant Association for Art and Media based in Brussels. It will introduce future plans for the exhibition and the online archive.

Constant started their Active Archives project in 2006. The first principle of the project is to understand the web not simply as a means of distribution, but a space for (collaborative) writing, prototyping, and developing ideas, and from there to investigate how can archives take part in this net-nature. How can archives be active beyond preservation and access? What would it take to give material away and receive it transformed? How would files be enriched by different connections, contexts and contradictions?

A blog documenting their ongoing experiments can be found at

Online Archive: Erkki Kurenniemi (In 2048) is commissioned by Kurator and dOCUMENTA (13) in partnership with Central Art Archive of the Finnish National Gallery and Contemporary Art Museum KIASMA, and supported by Arts Council England.

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