Tessa-Norah Feenstra. Graphic Design, photography, editorial desing, creative, reseach design based in Amsterdam/Utrecht

THE
ARCHIVE SERIES

THE ARCHIVE SERIES

THE ARCHIVE SERIES

THE
ARCHIVE SERIES

Normally, we like to speak of a country's history being victorious. We preferably want to forget the darker side, where a trophy has become problematic.

The Archive Series gives an insight into the archive of the Bronbeek Museum in Arnhem. Its storage shelters objects that can't be displayed at an exhibition anymore because they have become too controversial. 

Normally, we like to speak of a country's history being victorious. We preferably want to forget the darker side, where a trophy has become problematic.

The Archive Series gives an insight into the archive of the Bronbeek Museum in Arnhem. Its storage shelters objects that can't be displayed at an exhibition anymore because they have become too controversial. 

Graduation Project
Design Research
Film 

Location: Bronbeek Museum Arnhem
Duration: ongoing 
2018

Graduation Project
Design Research
Film 

Location: Bronbeek Museum Arnhem
Duration: ongoing 
2018

Series of livestreams made in het the archive of Bronbeek Museum Arnhem about the hidden history of the Netherlands
A captivated human skull in the archive of Bronbeek Museum Arnhem

One of these objects is a human skull captivated by the Dutch during the decolonization war between 1820 and 1950. The skull had a prominent part in Bronbeek's exhibitions. It has been taken to The Netherlands as a trophy of success, but now has to be capt in the museum's archive and isn't allowed to be taken out or to travel home. 

The Archive Series presents five live streams from the archive of Museum Bronbeek. They all show a bit more of this human skull, its place in the archive, and the set-up of cameras streaming the real-time still. This all shows how an object that is mediated, exists in different timeframes and mindsets; from a trophy to a problematic piece. Every screen created a timeframe with a different version of this captivated human skull.

The Archive Series advocates for more accessibility to our collective past and transparency in handling objects that are a problematic reminder of Dutch colonial history. A history we would love to forget.

The-Archive-Series - human skull captivated in the archive of Bronbeek Museum Arnhem

My contribution:

Researching the history of the skulls, filming the set-up, and presenting them on five screens during the graduation show. 

My contribution:

Researching the history of the skulls, filming the set-up, and presenting them on five screens during the graduation show. 

My contribution:

Researching the history of the skulls, filming the set-up, and presenting them on five screens during the graduation show. 

My contribution: 
Researching the history of the skulls, filming the set-up, and presenting them on five screens during the graduation show. 

My contribution: 
Researching the history of the skulls, filming the set-up, and presenting them on five screens during the graduation show. 

In collaboration with:

Museum Bronbeek Arnhem,
Sadaf Nadimi & Astrid Feringa

In collaboration with:

Museum Bronbeek Arnhem,
Sadaf Nadimi & Astrid Feringa

In collaboration with:

Museum Bronbeek Arnhem,
Sadaf Nadimi & Astrid Feringa

In collaboration with:
Museum Bronbeek Arnhem, Sadaf Nadimi & Astrid Feringa

In collaboration with:
Museum Bronbeek Arnhem, Sadaf Nadimi & Astrid Feringa


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TESSANORAH FEENSTRA
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CONTACT

TESSANORAH FEENSTRA
+31 (0)6 278 29 685
email: INFO@TESSANORAH.COM

©TESSANORAH, 2020


CONTACT

TESSANORAH FEENSTRA
+31 (0)6 278 29 685
email: INFO@TESSANORAH.COM

©TESSANORAH, 2020


CONTACT

TESSANORAH FEENSTRA
+31 (0)6 278 29 685
email: INFO@TESSANORAH.COM

©TESSANORAH, 2020


CONTACT

TESSANORAH FEENSTRA
+31 (0)6 278 29 685
email: INFO@TESSANORAH.COM

©TESSANORAH, 2020