Waiting for the Accident to Happen forms part of an exchange between Careof (Milan) and Screen Space. In 2014, Screen Space co-directors Simone Hine and Kyle Weise presented the curated exhibition Moving Pictures / Expanded Space at Careof, and participated in the FDV residency program. In 2015 Antonella Croci, winner of an open call organised by both of the organisations, presents Waiting for the Accident to Happen, with artworks by Careof Video Archive. Both exhibitions explore interpretations and legacies of the ‘Archive’, taking inspiration from Careof Video Archive hosted at DOCVA: Documentation Center for Visual Arts, which is co-organised by Careof and Via Farini.
Waiting for the Accident to Happen includes work by nine artists, sourced from the Careof Video Archive and beyond, which dwell on the fragmentary nature of the archive. The Careof video archive, built over 25 years, primarily by Careof founders Mario Gorni and Zefferina Castoldi, is the result of unique and varied contributions reflecting personal and professional histories as much as the history of video art and includes over 8000 video artworks as part of its collection. Careof Video Archive is a testament to the often unpredictable nature of the archive, and its construction, rather than a reflection of reality. Encircling this idea, the works in Waiting for the Accident to Happen play with the shifting borders between documentation, reality and fiction. The exhibitions includes video works from both established and emerging artists, based in Italy, France and Mexico.