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03 Mar 2010

'Come Alive! No Movement Without Archives' - Saturday 13 March 2010 - Casco Twenty Years 1990 - 2010

image credits: Bernhard Schaufler, Brit Pavelson and Michael Nino Evensen

'Come Alive! No Movement Without Archives'
Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory


Casco Twenty Years 1990 - 2010 'Come Alive! No Movement Without Archives' Saturday 13 March 2010 11.00 – 23.00 Venue: Moira, Wolvenstraat 10, 3512 CH, Utrecht

Jaring Dürst Britt
0031 (0)70 2319995
0031 (0)70 2319995

Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory
Nieuwekade 213-215
Utrecht, 3511 RW
The Netherlands

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Participants: Petra Bauer (artist/filmmaker, London/Stockholm) & Dan Kidner (curator/writer/ director of City Projects, London), Zachary Formwalt (artist, The Hague), Lily van Ginneken (critic/curator, Amsterdam), Nicoline van Harskamp (artist, Amsterdam), Nazima Kadir (researcher of IISH, Amsterdam), Marysia Lewandowska (artist, London), Huub Sanders (curator of IISH, Amsterdam), Barbara Steveni (founder of Artist Placement Group/artist, London).

'Come Alive!' is a series of public and discursive events organized by Casco in the course of 2010 to create a conjuncture between Casco's twentieth anniversary and contemporary artistic and social practices that attempt to constitute alternative forms of social existence and organization through critical engagement with our recent past. These events aim at excavating the archival remains of a number of collectively driven or self-organized initiatives, events and figures. The various critical and imaginative investigations into those instituted repositories of past endeavors are to be shared and examined in order to speculate on the common desire, similar/different strategies and their agencies both within the historical movements as well as under the present conditions, and in possible movements to come. In this series, archival archaeology is also an exercise in futurology. In the process, the relationship between Casco's institutional practice and society will be reflected and rearticulated.

The first gathering, subtitled 'No Movement Without Archives', brings together artists with their projects to deal with the archival resource of social, political and artistic initiatives and figures that attempted to break the existing kind of institutional form of art and society. The constructive link between current archival practice and formation of movement in the seemingly incongruous historical time will be explored.


11.00-11.30 Welcome & Introductory note by Binna Choi, director of Casco 

11.30-12.45 'Beyond the Acid Free'. Keynote lecture by and discussion with Barbara Steveni. Introduced by Lily van Ginneken

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.15 'Collectivity, Politics and Moving Images: A case study of British film collectives from the 70s'. Presentation by Petra Bauer & Dan Kidner 

14.15-14.45 'J'APPROVE. Negotiating Bureaucracy'. Presentation by Marysia Lewandowska

14.45-15.00 Break

15:00-15.30 'The International Institute of Social History: Archives and heritage, knowledge, histories and stories.' Presentation by Huub Sanders 

15.30-16.00 'Yours in Solidarity: Disclosing the correspondence archive of Karl Max Kreuger'. Presentation by Nicoline van Harskamp

16.00-16.30 'In Exchange for Movement'. Presentation by Zachary Formwalt

16.30-17.30 Break with possibility to visit 'If You Lived Here Still…' at Casco and the apartment for 'User's Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution'.

17.30-19.00 'No Movement Without Archives'. Round table discussion moderated by Nazima Kadir

19:00-20:00 Dinner

20.00-23.00 'Come Alive! Evening'. Screenings, performances, conversations by and with the participants and other guests.

For more information on the programme and the participants, please check our website

Entrance, lunch and dinner are free as long as you reserve a seat. Please contact Jaring Dürst Britt at 

Please note that 13 and 14 March is the last weekend of 'If You Lived Here Still…', the archive project by Martha Rosler at Casco. The apartment for 'User's Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution', which the Rosler project is part of, is also open for visit. 

The Casco programme is generously supported by the Mondriaan Foundation and the Utrecht City Council. The first event of 'Come Alive!' is made possible with support from Utrecht Consortium/Sia Raak.