Talk moves into Workshop: SOURCE MAGAZINE
Thursday 17 September 2020, 17:30
For Leaking Container, Jonatan Habib Engqvist gives a talk-workshop around Source Magazine, a DVD subscription format from the mid 1990s, and screens material from this now defunct format. With two DVD players and a microphone, revisiting Source Video Magazine (1995-2007) at Index will be like finally getting up on the dance floor at your aunt’s wedding. It will be jukebox of nostalgia, living history and entertainment. Sometimes embarrassing but always genuine, artists you remember and works you have forgotten, things that have come to shift meaning over time. Come. Sing along. We’ll provide a menu and introduce as best we can.
Source Video Magazine, published once a year, was the Nordic region’s only video art magazine, started in 1995 by artists Simina Astilean and Dorinel Marc. Source was published on both VHS and DVD and aimed to document and present Swedish video art to an international audience through moving images. Video works were interspersed with reports from major art events, art fairs, art exhibitions as well as from artistic projects with underground character. Source established itself as an important spokesperson for a young generation of visual artists, art historians, writers, gallery owners, curators, art students and general art enthusiasts and has become a valuable document over its time. Source was the winner of Nöjesguiden’s art prize 2001.
Jonatan Habib Engqvist is a curator and writer with a background in philosophy and aesthetic theory. He manages Curatorial Residency In Stockholm, (CRIS), and is editor in mischief of the online journal tsnoK.se. Artistic director of Nya Småland on commission by four regional art museums and a university (2016-2020) and curator of Éric van Hove’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, Fenduq at Vandalorum, Sweden (until Feb 2021). Engqvist has curated a number of international biennales and festivals including the 5th Project Biennial of Contemporary Art D-0 ARK Underground, the VR Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Cycle Music and Art Festival Berlin/Reykjavík/Koparvogur (2018), Survival Kit 9 in Riga, Latvia, Sinopale 6, Sinop, Turkey (2017), Tunnel Vision, the 8th Momentum biennale in Moss, Norway (2015) and (I)ndependent People, the visual art focus of Reykjavík Arts Festival (2012).