Sol Archer

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Sol Archer (1983) is a Netherlands based artist working through collaborations with professional and non-professional groups, considering the encounter as a space of production. Frequently employing video as an apparatus for producing a doubling of experience, productive of work through collective act, and through the work productive of new collectivities, new ways of being together.

His work has been exhibited widely, including in the Sydney Biennial, Sydney, AU; Rozenstraat, Amsterdam, Golden Thread, Belfast, Northern Ireland, NL; Le Crac19, Montbeliard, FR; Index Foundation, Stockholm, SE; TULCA, Galway, IR; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR; MuKHA, Antwerp, BE; and more.

Residency programs Sol has participated in include the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL; Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, BR; IASPIS, Stockholm, SE; Vicinities, Belfast, UK; PHLOX, Huns, NL; AIR Anterp, BE; Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL; and Digital Art Studios, Belfast, UK

Projects

death comes home to farm

Death Comes Home to Farm 2014 Video installation

In March 1962, just after lunchtime an experimental nuclear bomber, the Handley Page Victor, crash landed into a farmhouse in Lincolnshire. through conversations with a woman who was in the house at the time, and her farm foreman who rescued both her and her husband.

Death Comes Home to Farm utilises documentary form to explore embodied memory, the generative capacity of trauma, shared experience, the military and agricultural technologisation of the landscape and the creation of space in the air, the oppositions between post war EU civilian collaboration and military isolation, and the scalar intersections of the Global and the Local.

 

sol archer 2019