Disobedience Archive

disobedeThe Disobedience Archive curatorial project dates back to 2005, when Marco Scotini planned a traveling exhibition of videos, graphic materials and ephemera whilst in Berlin. From there Disobedience became an ongoing, multi-phase video archive and platform of discussion that deals with the relationship between artistic practices and political action. 

Planned as a heterogeneous, evolving archive of video images, the project aims to be a “user’s guide” to four decades of social disobedience seen through history and geography. From the Parco Lambro revolt in Italy in 1977 to the global protests before and after Seattle; from the recent insurrections in the Middle East and Arab world to the Gezi Resistance in İstanbul; from the historic videotapes of Alberto Grifi to videograms of Harun Farocki; from the performances of tactical media activists Critical Art Ensemble to those of the Russian collective Chto Delat?; and from the investigations of Hito Steyerl to those of Eyal Sivan, Mosireen and Videoccupy collectives, the Disobedience Archive has over the years gathered hundreds of documentary elements.

The archive includes materials by 16 Beaver, Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (AAA), Mitra Azar, Nanni Balestrini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Petra Bauer, Franco Berardi Bifo, Pauline Boudry, Brigitta Kuster and Renate Lorenz, Bernadette Corporation, Black Audio Film Collective, Ursula Biemann, Copenhagen Free University, Critical Art Ensemble, Cem Dinlenmiş, Dodo Brothers, Marcelo Expósito, Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas, Grupo de Arte Callejero, Etcétera, Piero Gilardi, Alberto Grifi, Felix Guattari, Herkes için Mimarlık, Ashley Hunt, Sara Ishaq, Kanal B, Khaled Jarrar, John Jordan and Isabelle Fremeaux, Laboratorio di Comunicazione Militante, Carla Lonzi, Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, Enzo Mari, Angela Melitopoulos, Mosireen, Carlos Motta, Toni Negri, Non Governamental Control Commission, Wael Noureddine, Margit Czencki/Park Fiction, R.E.P. Group, Oliver Ressler and Zanny Begg, Roy Samaha, Eyal Sivan, Hito Steyerl, Superflex, The Department of Space and Land Reclamation, Mariette Schiltz and Bert Theis, Ultra-red, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Trampoline House (Morten Goll and Tone O. Nielsen), Dmitry Vilensky and Chto Delat?, Videoccupy and James Wentzy.

The Disobedience Archive is currently at SALT Beyoğlu in Istanbul.

The Disobedience Archive makes me think of that wonderful project, Mesoamérica Resiste! by the Beehive Collective as well as one of my fave joints in Brooklyn, the Interference Archive.

 

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