Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 200 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
visual artist, writer, sandberg student (USA), Tumblr
Having arrived to Amsterdam not even two months ago, I honestly had no idea what to expect when I got asked to review an upcoming Lost & Found event. After browsing through Lost & Found’s online existence, I gathered it functioned as a quasi-off-gallery space where artists (of all kind) could show work in progress. Or, work that was unable to reach home in whatever conventional art setting. Since there’s always an underlying magnetism towards the outcasted — a fascination likely grounded within our own frequently encountered mood amidst societal topography (or perhaps I’m just surrendering to my very own paranoia here) — it wasn’t a big shock to witness the place nearly packed; in tow a genuine enthusiasm which managed to retain itself unpretentiously throughout the entirety of the evening.
Written for L&F theatrum anatomicum (04–12–2015)