The Remote Archivist Series 03 with mistral / Huib Haye van der Werf

The Remote Archivist Series 03 – Issue 1 of 1, will be released and posted in January 2022

This issue of The Remote Archivist introduces the reasearch of mistral, and its co-founder Huib Haye van der Werf in the Archive of de Appel. Huib’s engagement with the archive dates back to the year of his participation in the Curatorial Programme of de Appel (04/05).

As part of a screening programme for mistral on 'the female gaze' in moving image, his research led him back to the 'Feminist' labelled archives of de Appel and the 'Feminist Art International' initiative. This exhibition and public programme, which took place in 1978, was co-initiated by de Appel and played an important role in (re)starting a contemporary feminist discourse in the Netherlands and abroad, with an impressive list of international and female-only artists who took part.

Lynda Benglis' video contribution to this exhibition - 'The Amazing Bow-Wow' (1977) - is the subject from which this research developed further.

This issue of The Remote Archivist will showcase how the language, imagination and reception of this work relate to contemporary feminist positions, and feminist art, as well as current discussions about identity politics and categorization.

The launch of this issue of The Remote Archivist coincides with a movie night in mistral, with contributions by: Martha Wilson, Joan Jonas, Laurie Anderson, Emma van Meijeren and Lynda Benglis. (Date to be announced.)

This programme is made possible in part by AFK.