Binder Archives (2002)

The Binder Archives was a portable exhibition that was designed to travel with the greatest of ease. In Binder Archives, three-ring binders and their European equivalents were used as a mode of presenting large quantities of material and information. For this project, individual artists, exhibition organizers, creative people, archivists, and groups produced binders that they have filled with photographs, drawings, documentation, photocopies, printed ephemera, tactile objects, or any other material that can be punched with three holes and stored in a binder. Each binder is a self-contained project or archive of a person or group’s work. Some of these individual binders contain as much material as one might expect to find in an entire exhibit or a book. Viewers could freely handle the binders just as they might browse through books in a reference library.  The Stockyard Institute contributed the notes and research for designing a gang proof suit to the Binder Archives.


Binder Archive (Temporary Services) EXHIBITIONS AT
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
(traveled to: Ellen Rothenberg’s “Text off the Page” Writing Class at SAIC, September 17, 2002; Mike Wolf’s Apartment; 6Odum, December 7, 2002; Southern Exposure, January 10-February 8, 2003; Project Room One, Portland, February 14-16, 2003; Studio Arts Cafeteria, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus, Thursday, April 17, 2003; Autonomous Cultural Center, Weimar, and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany and various locations around each city, July-October 2003; Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany, December 2003-February 29, 2004; Baltimore Museum of Art and various locations around Baltimore, March 2004; Soap Factory, Minneapolis, July 10-August 22, 2004; The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, September 7-28, 2004; Pavel Haus, Radkersbrug, Austria, October 8-December 3, 2005; P74, Llubljiana, Slovenia, 2006; Sparwasser, HQ, Berlin, Germany, 2006)


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