Ines Schaber is an artist and writer based in Berlin and Los Angeles, and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts in the program of Photography and Media. Her artistic work addresses the complexity of image-making by investigating the hidden layers of historical evidence.
This workshop will consist of three parts: a general introduction in which participants will introduce themselves and pose questions in relation to archives and archiving; a collaborative discussion of three texts that relate to the notion of subjugated knowledges;* and a conversation in which Lívia Páldi and Ines Schaber will address artworks such as The Workhouse, collaborative work, the challenging exchange between institutional and artistic research and different types of archives and records management, as well as the questions and problems faced by archival/research-based practices today.
Taking place at Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Thursday 5 December, 4pm to 7pm.
Free workshop, booking essential.
*Texts will be provided for participants and should be read in advance if possible. For more information and availability of texts please contact Lívia Páldi at email@example.com
Ines Schaber is an artist and writer based in Berlin and Los Angeles, and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts in the program of Photography and Media. Her artistic work addresses the complexity of image-making by investigating the hidden layers of historical evidence. Since 2004 she has been engaged in the working archive, a series of case studies, texts, and artistic works through which she examines and tests notions of the archive. Usually triggered by a photographic record, her often collaborative projects explore the construction of memory and how new readings are generated over time. Often constructed as mixed-media environments, her installations are designed to offer different positions from which an image can be viewed and analysed as visual and social documents. Recently, she published a series of five books named Notes on Archives (Archive Books and Camera Austria Graz).
Ines Schaber studied Fine Art at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, architectural theory at Princeton University as a DAAD fellow, and received her Ph.D. from the Visual Cultures/Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her dissertation entitled Obtuse, Flitting by and Nevertheless There – Image Archives in Practice examined a set of questions that underlie archival photographic practices, seeking to trace new or alternate modes of archival practice, in order to meet contemporary needs and methods of knowledge production.
Ines Schaber has taught at many European art schools, and also at CalArts as visiting faculty for the Program in Photography and Media in 2014/15, before joining its core faculty.
She has contributed to numerous publications and exhibition catalogues and her work has been been shown, among other places, at: dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin; Camera Austria / Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Graham Foundation, Chicago (with Mathias Heyden); 6. Werkleitz Biennale; Brussels Biennial; Belfast Exposed; nGbK Berlin; Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation, Amman; Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao; Depo, Istanbul and participated in the Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice, Arsenal–Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., Berlin.
Born in Budapest, Lívia Páldi is the Curator of Visual Arts at Project Arts Centre in Dublin. Previously she was director of BAC – Baltic art Center, Visby between 2012 and 2015 and curator chief curator of the Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest between 2007 and 2011. She has organised talks, discussions, workshops and numerous exhibitions and edited several books and exhibition catalogues. Páldi was one of the curatorial agents of dOCUMENTA (13). During 2016 she was member of the OFF-Biennale Budapest curatorial board. She lives and works in Dublin.