The archive of tenderness is a collaborative platform and an unstable collection of tender moments, sounds, gestures, theories and stories. An exploration into what it means to engage with the world in a tender way. The archive asks, if a tender relation to the world can be a mode of resistance and open possibilities for transformation of social structures and ingrained habits.
The first constellation of the archive’s works was called landscapes skins fabrics and combined a small artist-book with performances, drawings, recordings and sound. The second constellation soft earth, unburned took the shape of a performance with accompanying video recordings.
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September 2022 the archives first publication will be shown at other places art fair as a part of Toolbox by ßpatz August 2022 we had a small intensive rehearsal and performance week at Atelier Siegele in Darmstadt, where we developed our second constellation, soft earth, unburned. We ended our mini-residency with a performance-preview. 2021 the archives first publication was shown at gallery Stephanie Kelly in Dresden and Markt für junge Kunst in Leipzig; Anno Bolenders performance "in memoriam tenerae" was shown at Sommerwerft Festival in Frankfurt; Lukas did a short interview about the archive for Augenblick by Hessische Kulturstiftung; the archives first publication was released as part of Toolbox by ßpatz.
special thanks go to: Stiftung Kunstfonds, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Darmstädter Sezession, Thomas Georg Blank, and all the other supporters! For any questions write us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many people have contributed to the archives work so far and hopefully there will be even more co-contributors and co-researchers in the future. Here they are: Tom Luca Adams, Anno Bolender, Sarah Degenhardt, Judith Wolff, Ira Wichert, Momo Neko, Balduin Mund, Lukas Picard, Pia Louise Jahn