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A public workshop engaging and rearranging printed images from Depression Era’s archive.
Slought is pleased to announce “Open Archive,” a public workshop with Depression Era, a collective lens-based arts project based in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10am-12pm. The workshop will be facilitated by members Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Yorgos Prinos, and Georges Salameh, and has been organized in conjunction with “Photography in Crisis,” a retrospective exhibition of the work of Depression Era that engages the so-called “Greek crisis” and its aftermath, on display January 17 – February 17, 2019.
After eight years of existence, the Depression Era project now seeks to reflect on all the images, texts, photographs, videos, and discussions and representations of internal and external crises that the collective has produced. Participants are invited to engage printed images from Depression Era’s archive – that is, clusters of photographs, videos and texts that have themselves been continually re-arranged, re-edited and re-shaped throughout the collective’s lifespan, according to the times and various calls for action. Working collectively in small groups, participants will be encouraged to experiment and interact with the archive in the same way that the collective itself functions when producing new presentations of the work. A variety of thematic approaches will guide participants in collaborating with the collective to create, edit and curate new narratives, which will then be presented as part of the larger exhibition on display in the main gallery.