we have agents in various cities in the world collecting materials for the archives, reporting on what they see, making connections, publicising the work of bildwechsel, and organising joint projects. the archives aim to be international in scope and dynamic in their content and the work of the agents is important in this respect. building on these connections with other artists and projects we often travel to other cities with the archive bus, putting on events, screenings, collecting materials for the archive.
we are concerned with the concept of authorship and this interest informs the ways in which we work with artists, for example:
we help to “name” an artist/curator/writer etc by bringing them to the archives and showing their work; by being part of a bildwechsel project the artist/ curator/ performer/ writer gains a "name" and in addition can draw on the information, support and knowledge that bildwechsel and the artists connected to it have; by providing a space where questions of authorship, being an artist, showing work etc can be explored and critiqued e.g. within gallery helga broll (a project hosted by bildwechsel in hamburg and kasko in basel)
bildwechsel is always looking for new connections – for new agents to keep us in touch with what is happening in their cities / countries; for artists / filmmakers to send us information about their work; for people to work with us on projects and events in their own spaces / places or with us in ours.