The Warp and Weft of Memory: Out of the closet of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht

Her closet is packed but meticulously labelled and at times with narrative descriptions: “exotic slippers”, “these pants are good but too short” and “panty hose without feet – good for boots”. Her taxonomical reflections jump between German, Dutch, French and English. Moccasins fill several boxes.

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Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner

I’m happy and humbled that The Mondriaan Foundation has generously awarded me the ‘Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner’. This funding is for two years and will be used for the research and development of my work with and within Herengracht 401 / Castrum Peregrini. A very big thank you to the Mondriaan Foundation for…

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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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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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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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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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