about us

Digital community archive is an image library on the topic of (digital) community.

In relation to last years’ events, the question of community is more important than ever.
Under the restrictions people experienced, our desire for community has increased. At the
same time, it seems to be the right moment to critique previous forms of being together. In
this sense, the exhibition series «Communitas» – curated by Kollektiv Kollektiv at the Kunsthaus Steffisburg – examines different modes of community and puts them to the test in various projects and events.

For their third project «Communitas III: Digitale Gemeinschaft» (Digital Community) the
curatorial group initiated an open call and received artistic works from places all over the
world. Together the works of the participants contribute to this online platform and to the
third “communitas” exhibition at Kunsthaus Steffisburg (7.11.–5.12.2021).

Digitalcommunityarchive.com is based on the idea of «Movie-Dromes» by Stan Vanderbeek
(1927–1984). The experimental filmmaker and early computer artist saw the «Movie-
Dromes» as part of a decentralised network of autonomous communities. Inside the domes
viewers could watch a flow of images drawn from a global image library.

The call for entries is still open and Kollektiv Kollektiv is interested in your ideas:
What do community and collaboration mean to you? How do you experience different forms
of social communities? How is it expressed in your work? What is your definition of a digital
community? What changes have you been observing in the last year?

Please find the open call here.

Dear artists, let’s grow this image library together!