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.
new media journalist (NL)
Drawing from their network of budding artist, the editors of the Lost & Found programme compose evenings of audiovisual presentations at witch the audience puts in the extra zing.
Lost & Found was started in 1997 by Menno Grootveld, Armand Mevis and Jan Rothuizen. Their main inspiration were the 'Four Walls' events in New York, small informal gatherings where visual artists showed new work to each other. For the Amsterdam evenings, they drew on their network of budding artists of all disciplines, mixing in friends who had interesting things to show, like a stewardess with a slight collection and fashion designers with a tape of their first show in Paris: Viktor and Rolf. In its fourth year of running, (Armand Mevis left after one season, Julia van Mourik joined the editorial team in 2001), Lost & Found is still sold out within ten minutes after opening.
Written for L&F Theatrum Anatomicum (01–02–2002)