You are invited to the Saudade Exhibition this spring! The suitcase and its contents will be on display from April 11-15 at Twelve Twelve Gallery in The Hague.
The Saudade book is a companion to the Saudade project, and contains beautiful images of the art and archival pieces, conversations with the artists, and essays from artistic and historical perspectives, as well as the full story of the celebrated suitcase. The Saudade project celebrates the EAC’s 10th anniversary as an independent foundation, and 25 years since its earliest beginnings. […]
Working from the digitized 35mm film footage from the collection my project developed from my initial reactions. Initially my research conducted of spending time watching and re watching the films provided by the The Expatriate Archive Centre, taking screen shots/stills from the footage, compiling and arranging the images. Partly this was done as a way […]
Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still donate to help fund the Saudade project! Transfers can be sent using the following information: Stichting Expatriate Subject Line: 10th Anniversary + your email address IBAN: NL71ABNA0404476090 BIC: ABNANL2A Anyone who donates more than €30 will receive a copy of the book. If your gallery, archive, or […]
The role of time and its imminent disintegration, the loss of information, and the loss of memory itself becomes prominent when one considers an object from an archive, and my point of departure for the Saudade project was strongly influenced by this idea. Considering the fact that I could not in any way authentically experience […]
By Christopher Squier Throughout the research and experimentation phase of the project, I made a selection of a number of photographs that have inspired me. I’ve been considering a photograph of a snake—an image I like for the way the snake seems to be slithering from the area of focus in the photograph out to […]
Working within archival and heritage based projects has been central to my current work and development. My most recent work engages with concepts of craft, material and place, motivated by an investigation of my own family heritage and material culture. Using research into the life of my grandfather (a fishing Ghillie in Aberdeenshire) I feel […]
The Expatriate Archive Centre and the Saudade Project are pleased to announce that the Mondriaan Fonds has agreed to fund Saudade! The Mondriaan Fonds is a foundation that supports visual arts and cultural heritage in the Netherlands and beyond. It promotes outstanding and innovative projects and activities involving artists, mediators (critics and curators), museums and other heritage institutions, […]