Athens Biennale | OPEN CALL | Workshop

Archive Effect

Archive Effect (archiveeffect.eu) is conceived upon an archive of fictional creative initiatives. These initiatives are designed to break away from intuitional art and are for young artists to make a living with, such as the 5urich insurance for artists, child-care service Avant Garden Group, psychoanalysis practice Lacancan and Derridada. By designating empty spaces in the city as former residences of these creative initiatives and businesses, this archive generates an effect of ‘the lost’. We are implementing our performances in Lisbon, Porto and Bochum. In an extended version, we introduce our initiatives ready for “adoption” as they contain universal claim in cultural lives, and encourage locals to envision their own creative initiatives or combine with ours by addressing local issues.