Contemporaneity through archives

About & Scope of project
MARC aims to produce audio visual projects based on a specific topic with a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration.

MARC selected three artists coming from different disciplines to develop together a new production based on the topic of heritage. This project took place during the course of two months, with an engagement of 2-3 days per week. We were looking for artists who are ready to contribute with their expertise, knowledge and interest in the topic to our project. 

During this time the artists were in contact with experts in the field, invited by MARC’s founders, and receive feedback from focus groups (See our method page). The collaborative process was be documented and shared on MARC’s online platforms and social media.

As a cultural organization, MARC aspires to be a microcosm of an inclusive society, so we welcomed applications from anyone interested in the project.

Theme: Heritage in the Era of the Digital Cloud

“Contemporaneity is a state of being occupied by rhythm, which is not in sync with a human being.”    
(Franco Bifo Berardi)

The theme for the launch of MARC was Heritage in the Era of the Digital Cloud: Contemporaneity Through Archives. The era of the digital cloud puts into question the way we create, preserve and transmit our work.

In which form will our heritage exist in the future? When, how and where do we rediscover the digital media archive? What is the ritual in creating a digital cloud? What kind of heritage are we creating through the digital cloud?

Participating Artists:
  • Kurina Sohn
  • Mirelle van Tulder
  • Robbert van Hulzen

Guests & Focus group

As part of our AICF (Artists in Cooperation Fellowship) we invited guests experts in the topic we were researching for open forum sessions. These took place during the research period. The idea started from the need to develop a multidisciplinary thinking during the research period.
The artists involved in the production had the opportunity to reflect, confront and share ideas with these experts. Indeed, during the open forum sessions the artists discussed their process of creation related to the topic of interest with the guests.

The guests of our first AICF were:
  • Sofia Mourato
  • Paula Albuquerque
  • Annet Dekker

As part of our AICF, we had one focus group session during our production period.
In this session we wanted to present and receive feedback on our ongoing production, share and compare our experience with the group, and explore the issues surrounding the topic.

Through the opening up of our project we aimed to create a like-minded community around MARC.