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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Screenshot of preparations for “Aesthetic Strategies As Critical Interventions”

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011: Aesthetic strategies as critical interventions. Works presented by JR Carpenter, Renée Turner, Andreas Jacobs and Simon Biggs. Panel hosted by Rita Raley. Location: Perdu Theater, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam. I talked briefly about De Geuzen’s work the Global Anxiety Monitor, which ran from 2007 until October 2011. Operating through the browser, the…

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Map Fest @ Mediamatic

Map Fest took place at Mediamatic Bank on July 6, 8 and 9. The second evening of Map Fest was dedicated to Mapping for Clarity. Guests were Richard Rogers, Catalogtree and De Geuzen. Urban sociologist and researcher Merijn Oudenampsen moderated the evening. Our talk was titled: Cartographies and Patterns: a view from the ladder For…

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The Global Anxiety Monitor @ STUK

In On Gaps and Silent Documents international artists question the absence of documents and data in archives, data banks and memory. What is missing? Has it never been there or has it been removed? Does available information exist that is not looked at, read or used? Archives and data banks are primarily determined by these gaps and silent documents. As Sven Spieker notes, “Archives are less concerned with memory than with the necessity to discard, erase, eliminate.”

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Michel de Certeau and the practice of everyday life, dinner with performative lectures

This is one of the earliest (1999) projects in my practice where eating a meal together was central to collective research. De Geuzen, Riek Sijbring, Femke Snelting, and I programmed and designed a performative dinner accompanied by different textual table coverings and take-home quotes related to the work of Michel de Certeau. In this respect,…

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Libraries of Shared Interest & the Mobile Library (1999 – 2010)

The Walk-in Reader was De Geuzen’s first library of shared interests or temporary archive. The space was conceived as an open public resource and a place to explore various processes of urban transformation taking place in the Netherlands. Texts, videos, urls, and other materials were collected around the themes, Mapping, Moments of Convergence, Envisioning Cultural Paradigms Across Disciplinary Boundaries and Shifting Economies.

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