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 +**the archive is the directive – presentation of the obn_archive**
 +Tuesday, 12 April 2022 (offline)
 +5:30 - 8:00pm @ruruHaus, Kassel
 +On the occasion of handing over the obn_archive material to docuemta archiv, the event will give an insight into the process of indexing the material and discuss the project's current state. This includes actualizing the story through interviews with former OBN members and activating the archive through a sound installation by Catwings (Steph Joyce and Theresa Zwerschke).
 +Participants: Birgitta Coers and Martin Groh (documenta archiv), Carina Herring/ Julia Stolba/ Malin Kuht/ Nora Sternfeld (documenta studies group), Cornelia Sollfrank (artist archivist), Lumbung Radio (Gregoire Rousseau).
 +Audio documentation of the event: [[https://soundcloud.com/artwarez/obn-old-boys-network]]
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 +**The whole Life. Archives and Imaginaries**
 +Friday, 25 March 2022 (offline)
 +Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
 +15:00 Encounter in the Archival Commons
 +Panel discussion with Daniela Agostinho, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Temi Odumosu, Cornelia Sollfrank
 +[[https://www.hkw.de/de/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_195904.php|https://www.hkw.de/de/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_195904.php]]
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 +**Transformation Digital Art, LIMA** (platform for media art based), Amsterdam
 +Friday, 18 March 2022
 +Online Symposium on the preservation of software-based art
 +15:10 – 15:50 //Who cares (– if public memory institutions don't?//), Cornelia Sollfrank on the obn_archive project
 +16:00 - 18:00 //Distributed Knowledge//
 +Presentation and discussion on Distributed Knowledge by Elizabeth Stainforth (Lecturer in Heritage Studies), Lozana Rossenova (Digital Designer, Researcher), Giselle Beiguelman (Artist and Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Cornelia Sollfrank (Artist, Researcher, Artistic Archivist), moderated by Geert Lovink (Media Theorist, Internet Critic).
 +Links and further information: https://www.li-ma.nl/lima/page/day-2-friday-march-18-distributed-knowledge
 +
 +**Collecting and Preserving Research-Based and Archive-based Art Projects**
 +Thursday, 17 March 2022
 +M+ Research Project, M+, HongKong
 +curated by Dušan Barok and M+ conservators (Aga Wielocha and David Smith)
 +Cornelia Sollfrank: „Archiving a Network. The Case of the Old Boys Network"
 +other guests include : Claire Bishop, Patricia Falcao, Sarah Haylett, Martina Haidvogl, Aymeric Mansoux, Julie Boschat Thorez, Anna Schäffler
 +(closed workshop for M+ staff and museum experts)
 +
 +**Book Launch of '50 Feminist Art Manifestos' (KT press, 2022)**
 +//Monday, 28 February 2022, 18:00-20:00 GMT 
 +//Presentation of the [[https://www.ktpress.co.uk/ebooks-details.asp?bookID=14|BOOK]] including readings of feminist manifestos. 
 +
 +Introduction by the editor, Katy Deepwell
 +and readings of extracts from their manifestos by artists:
 +Arahmaiani – ‘Manifesto of the Sceptics’
 +Anne Sprinkle – ‘Ecosex Manifesto’
 +Silvia Ziranek - ‘Manifesta!’
 +and representatives from the collectives:
 +Feminist Art and Architecture Collective, ‘To Manifest’
 +Guerrilla Girls, ‘The Guerrilla Girl’s Guide to Behaving Badly’
 +n i i c h e g o d e l a t, ‘Research Institute for Doing Nothing’
 +Womanifesto (Ariel Dougherty),
 +100 anit-theses, Old Boys Network,
 +Permanent Assembly of Women Art Workers, ‘We Propose: Declaration of Commitment to Feminist Art Practices’
 +as well as for Carolee Schneemann “Women in the Year 2000” (Rachel Churner, Director, Carolee Schneemann Foundation)
 +and for ARCO Manifesto and Manifesto NoNeinNiet!!! (Xavier Arakistain)
 +as well as other contributors included in the book….//
 +
 +
 +**obn_archive at ruruHaus, Kassel (obn posters, part of the zine >>Manual for the Dying<<)**
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 +//photos by malin kuht, december 2021//
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 +**A Situated Archive of the Old Boys Network and its Discontents. Talk with Cornelia Sollfrank**
 +
 +//Thursday, 2 September 2021, 17:00-19:00 CET
 +Hybrid event, on site in Kassel at ruru-house and online
 +Explorative talk with artist/researcher and pioneer of cyberfeminism Cornelia Sollfrank about the creation of an archive of the Old Boys Network (1997-​2001).
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 +The documenta archiv is working on the project "Manual for the Dying" together with the team of ruangrupa, the artistic director of documenta fifteen, the curator Frederikke Hansen and the artistic editor Erick Beltran.
 +
 +obn_archive is a project of documenta studies at Kunsthochschule Kassel in collaboration with documenta archiv. 
 +
 +Being bestowed with the estate of a dying or departed artist or a disbanded artist group can be an overwhelming task, especially if the work has not been identified, registered, and archived in preparation of this ‘afterlife’ by either the artist or the support system surrounding the person, or collective. Other artists who know that they will die soon do not know how they can make their legacy available for future parties, because they find no interest and support while alive. Many of those who end up taking responsibility for the legacy are not equipped for the specialized tasks of locating, preserving, and making it accessible to the public.
 +
 +Based on a collaboration with documenta archiv and a series of explorative talks and workshops on how to prepare for one’s death respectively caring for an estate, a publication shall serve as a practical guide for dying artists and the bereaved alike. The output of the manual could be a small book along with a podcast series, a series of booklets, or a classic handbook on the practical issues of (self-)archiving and legacy planning on the one hand and, on the other, discussions on interests and ethics of institutional and commercial stakeholders and researchers, decolonizing instead of patronizing approaches etc.
 +
 +The artist Cornelia Sollfrank, will talk about the OBN archive and the plans for its processing, indexing and future storage during the Kassel museums week KW 35 at ruru-​Haus, thus opening the series of explorative talks. Sollfrank is a pioneer of cyberfeminism in the 1990s, co-​founder of OBN (Old Boys Network) in 1997 and participant in documenta 10 as part of Hybrid Workspace.
 +
 +Further information here: https://www.documenta-archiv.de/en/aktuell/termine/2546/a-situated-archive-of-the-old-boys-network-and-its-discontents-talk-with-cornelia-sollfrank[[http://example.com|External Link]]
 +//
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 **How can we maintain what we care about? Collaborative archiving strategies for the Old Boys Network** **How can we maintain what we care about? Collaborative archiving strategies for the Old Boys Network**
  
-//Friday, 23 April 2021, 18:00+//Friday, 23 April 2021, 18:00 CET
 Online talk Online talk
 Via video conference (zoom): https://zoom.us/j/91882503983 Via video conference (zoom): https://zoom.us/j/91882503983
 // //
  
-Inputs and subsequent discussion with Dušan Barok, Mela Dávial-Freire, Michael Hiltbrunner and Laurence Rassel introduced and moderated by Cornelia Sollfrank.+Inputs and subsequent discussion with Dušan Barok, Mela Dávila-Freire, Michael Hiltbrunner and Laurence Rassel introduced and moderated by Cornelia Sollfrank.
 The Old Boys Network described itself as »the first international cyberfeminist alliance.« Founded in 1997, the connecting element of the network was the term ›cyberfeminism‹. The formulated concern of the organization was »to create spaces in which cyberfeminists can research, experiment, communicate and act. Such spaces include virtual ones such as the cyberfeminist server and the mailing list as well as temporary meetings such as workshops and international conferences. All the activities have the purpose of providing a contextualized presence for different artistic, theoretical and political formulations related to cyberfeminism. At times mysterious, at times transparent, OBN is setting an agenda for communication, intervention and production«. (https://obn.org/) A group of enthusiasts is currently working to create a living archive of this self-organization work, making its experiences accessible to subsequent groups. The Old Boys Network described itself as »the first international cyberfeminist alliance.« Founded in 1997, the connecting element of the network was the term ›cyberfeminism‹. The formulated concern of the organization was »to create spaces in which cyberfeminists can research, experiment, communicate and act. Such spaces include virtual ones such as the cyberfeminist server and the mailing list as well as temporary meetings such as workshops and international conferences. All the activities have the purpose of providing a contextualized presence for different artistic, theoretical and political formulations related to cyberfeminism. At times mysterious, at times transparent, OBN is setting an agenda for communication, intervention and production«. (https://obn.org/) A group of enthusiasts is currently working to create a living archive of this self-organization work, making its experiences accessible to subsequent groups.
  
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 Michael will give us an insight in the work he has been doing with the archive of the F+F school. The school was founded in 1971 as an alternative to public art and design schools with the idea to integrate grassroots democracy, radical education, political aesthetics, social critique and also conduct research. In the more than 50 years of its existence, the school not only educated generations of artists and designers but also produced tons of documents waiting to be organized in an archive. Building this archive not only allows to understand the spirit of the time in which it was founded but also allows to draw parallels to our current education system. Michael will give us an insight in the work he has been doing with the archive of the F+F school. The school was founded in 1971 as an alternative to public art and design schools with the idea to integrate grassroots democracy, radical education, political aesthetics, social critique and also conduct research. In the more than 50 years of its existence, the school not only educated generations of artists and designers but also produced tons of documents waiting to be organized in an archive. Building this archive not only allows to understand the spirit of the time in which it was founded but also allows to draw parallels to our current education system.
 +You can have a look at the building site: 
 +https://ff1971.ch 
 +https://786atom-ais.docuteam.cloud 
 +https://www.zhdk.ch/en/researchproject/575698
  
-**Dušan Barok** is founder of the artist-run platform for arts, media and humanities monoskop.org and a PhD candidate in Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In his thesis he approaches publishing as a strategy for art preservation. Dušan is also coordinator of the project New Media Museums: Creating Framework for Preserving and Collecting Media Arts in Central Europe, and collaborates with a range of organisations presenting, supporting and preserving visual art.+**Dušan Barok** is founder of the artist-run platform for arts, media and humanities Monoskop (http://monoskop.organd a PhD candidate in Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In his thesis he approaches publishing as a strategy for art preservation. Dušan is also coordinator of the project New Media Museums: Creating Framework for Preserving and Collecting Media Arts in Central Europe, and collaborates with a range of organisations presenting, supporting and preserving visual art.
  
 Departing from my experience with Monoskop and other digital archiving initiatives I've been involved with in the past years I would like to bring in some of the questions to which I return again and again... what does it take to maintain a digital resource?; how do we set the criteria for what should be kept?; how to preserve and support contexts, not just a collection of individual items?; is there an option of not perpetuating the online hegemony of data extractivism and surveillance?; what are the consequences of accepting that archives are temporary? Departing from my experience with Monoskop and other digital archiving initiatives I've been involved with in the past years I would like to bring in some of the questions to which I return again and again... what does it take to maintain a digital resource?; how do we set the criteria for what should be kept?; how to preserve and support contexts, not just a collection of individual items?; is there an option of not perpetuating the online hegemony of data extractivism and surveillance?; what are the consequences of accepting that archives are temporary?