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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Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… Two Consecutive Panels Looking at Privacy and Surveillance Presented at ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) Istanbul, Turkey 2011 Our society is one not of spectacle, but of surveillance… Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, trans. Alan Sheridan (New York, 1979), p. 217 We are living in a…

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An exercise in live-writing

I met with a group of textile students at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Sitting around a small table, I read from a selection of finished and unfinished online pieces. After the talk, we did a live-writing exercise. I dumped several bags of printed words on the floor and placed two sets of alphabet stamps…

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