Marina Gržinić: From Biopolitics to Necropolitics

One of the many highlights of this year’s CAA 2014 Conference in Chicago was a lecture by Marina Gržinić. Her talk, focusing on the shift from biopolitics to necropolitics, was quite simply –  spot on. I appreciated the fact that the talk panned out to larger issues and asked more systemic and fundamental questions. She…

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COOKIE! & Conversation at the Piet Zwart Institute
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As a part of Art Rotterdam, the MFA program at the Piet Zwart Institute launched COOKIE, a collection of essays by Jan Verwoert edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg and Marnie Slater, and designed by Nienke Terpsma. Launched with (yes, it’s true)  cookies and tea –  The process of writing was central to the discussion.  Nienke…

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Post Script – P.S.

Below are a few highlights – to contextualize – it might be handy to read the original event description here. *Smadar Dreyfus spoke of the power of the voice, the disjunction between image, sound and experience, and the capacity of the viewer to move past positions of spectatorship towards an embodied encounter of the work.*Rick…

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POST SCRIPT

Keith Sanborn, Still fom Mirror, 1999. Six minutes, SD, color and black & white, stereo Hi-Fi sound. Starring Maria Falconetti and Judy Garland. Image courtesy of the artist. Together with Edwin Carels, Florian Cramer and Simon Pummell, I’ve been organizing this conference.  Please join us!POST SCRIPTA symposium organized by the Piet Zwart Institute, Creating 010 &…

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In conversation with AND @ Various Fires in Publishing
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Various Fires in PublishingAt Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art15th September – 16th September 2012Organized by Printroom and Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Various Fires in Publishing will offer a mix of DIY printing, hands-on activities and critical debate on different forms of self-publishing. Next to seeing Printroom’s risographs in action, I’m…

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Prototyping Futures / Occupying the Present, May 19th, 20 & 21st

Along with co-editors Carolyn Guertin, Rita Raley and Allison Carruth, I’ve organized a conference entitled Prototyping Futures / Occupying the Present. Prototyping Futures / Occupying the Present, is a three-day conference with workshops initiated by the Piet Zwart Institute. The event gathers scholars from diverse disciplines to explore strategies of resistance, intervention, and critical production…

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Parole # 2: Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut, edited by Annette Stahmer

Received in the post yesterday, Parole # 2: Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut, edited by Annette Stahmer.  It is simply beautiful! Above: inserts and extras including Wearable Resistance by De Geuzen This issue explores the relationship of skin to language. Contributors include Mladen Dolar (Professor of Philosophy, Ljubljana), Naomi Segal (Professor of German and Romance…

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Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… (soon in print & epub)

I’m currently working on an introduction to a forthcoming publication entitled, Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… a look at privacy, surveillance, and the self-performing subject. The collected essays and visual contributions are the result of a series of public lectures and workshops that took place in early 2011 at the Piet Zwart Institute in the Master Media Design and Communication course.

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