Discussion Evening on The Warp and Weft of Memory

Date: 13/09/2018

Time: 19:00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Memory Machine



The Warp and Weft of Memory

Discussion moderated by Annet Dekker




While the online narrative archive, The Warp and Weft of Memory, was conceived by Renée Turner, it was actually made by a team of people working closely together. Garments from Gisèle’s closet were photographed, images from her archive were scanned and once digitzed and placed online, tagging was applied to understand how items relate to each other. In the process, there was a continuous and dynamic exchange between programming, writing, illustrating and adjusting the infrastructure. The online work, much like a tapestry, required weaving different elements together and moreover the nimble hands and minds of a group of people to bring together the work as a whole.

Please join us for a discussion with the makers of The Warp and Weft of Memory. The evening will be moderated by Annet Dekker, whose expertise in digital archiving, will no doubt raise broader questions relevant to digital arts practices and the digitization of cultural heritage.




Present at the talk will be:

Manufactura Independente is a research studio for design and graphic communication focused on free and open source software, free culture and critical engagement with design tools. http://manufacturaindependente.org/

Cesare Davolio is an Italian illustrator and animator based in Rotterdam. Recently he directed Human Slaughterhouse, which has been shown at the Annecy animation festival in France. http://www.visualiser.org/

André Castro is a media designer with a background in sound art and experimental music, and a current practice focused on hybrid publishing, underground digital libraries and the intersection between technology and design processes. http://oooooooooo.io/index.php/Main_Page

Cristina Cochior is a designer and researcher interested in structures of knowledge co-production, archival representation, open access publishing and situated software practices.


Renée Turner is an artist whose practice engages with material culture, digital narratives, archives, and forms of interdisciplinary and collaborative enquiry from a feminist perspective. She has spent the past two years researching Gisèle’s wardrobe at Castrum Peregrini.  http://www.fudgethefacts.com/


Moderator: Annet Dekker is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies, next to being a freelance curator. http://aaaan.net/


The Warp and Weft of Memory has been generously supported by the Mondriaan Foundation.