vendredi 20 octobre 2017

An Alphabetical Index of Some of the Stories, Laurence Aëgerter

An Alphabetical Index of Some of the Stories
Laurence Aëgerter
« Something very ordinary, choosing a dish from the menu in a restaurant, is here actually lifted to the higher level of an autobiographical story such as ‘The tale of the German bodyguard who never had to fight’ or ‘The tale of the cloud of soap’. This work is an homage to Georges Perec.»

lundi 18 septembre 2017

Des mots, du carbone et des trous, MARIANNE HOLM HANSEN

Collin's Concise Dictionary, 1st Edition 1978 (elipse - edit - effusion), 2014
Modified Book, Carbon, 17 x 25 x 6 cm (closed)
« Marianne Holm Hansen works across media including writing, drawing, photography, video and new technologies. With a focus on interpretation, her work interrogates, employs, exploits and re-appropriates, organizing systems, established methodologies, behaviours and habits, to question how we come to experience things as we do and, to what extent, an awareness of this can open up the potential for alternative experiences to form. Essentially, her practice is an attempt to both understand and challenge existing perceptions — to uncover and interrogate the structures through which we are taught to operate, think and respond, and, in turn, to practically test how they may be used and applied, differently, to generate new ways of thinking and doing. 

Often responding to specific sites and situations, the development of the work itself includes aspects of independent studio practice, research, conversation, and collaboration. The latter most often takes place through residencies, commissioned events or self-initiated projects that provides a forum for exchange, development and public assessment of work and its ideas. In line with this she has, for the past 10 years, consistently collaborated with diverse institutions, museums, and galleries to produce workshops. Participatory projects and events that enable discussion, exchange and communal knowledge production across disciplines and themes. »

The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 4th Edition 1952 (hole and whole), 2014
Modified Book, 14 x 19 x 6 cm (closed)

The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 4th Edition 1952 (hole and whole), 2014
Modified Book, 14 x 19 x 6 cm (closed
The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 4th Edition 1952 (hole and whole), 2014
Modified Book, 14 x 19 x 6 cm (closed

The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 4th Edition 1952 (hole and whole), 2014
Modified Book, 14 x 19 x 6 cm (closed

Roget's Thesaurus, Everyman Edition 1982 (volition, knowledge, language), 2015
Modified Book, 15 x 23 x 5 cm (closed)


vendredi 7 juillet 2017

Lit de travail, Sophie Calle

COMME AU LIT. Commissariat de / Curated by Céline Huyghebaert et Pascaline J. Knight

«Aujourd 'hui associé à la vie privée, le lit était autrefois synonyme de vie publique. En France, à l'époque de Louis XIV, il n'était pas rare d'en posséder trois ou quatre selon leur utilité: lit de parade (où les maîtresses recevaient leurs visiteurs), lit de travail (où les femmes accouchaient), lit de justice (où le roi faisait ses assemblées formelles), etc.»
Source du texte: Pascale Bouchard, LE VISIBLE ET L'INVISIBLE CHEZ SOPHIE CALLE : VARIATIONS AUTOUR DU SEUIL, Mémoire de Maîtrise, 2012.

mercredi 5 juillet 2017

This person, Miranda July

« Je ne voulais pas échouer en tant qu’écrivaine, alors j’ai fait plusieurs autres choses d’abord, et j’ai essayé de glisser vers l’écriture quand j’avais le dos tourné. » 
Source: Miranda July, « Miranda July interviews James Franco », The San Francisco Panorama Book Review, San Francisco, McSweeney, numéro 33, 2009, p. 87.

mardi 27 juin 2017

Mémoire collective, Saskia Overzee & Amanda Butterworth

collectief geheugen (collective memory)
Saskia Overzee & Amanda Butterworth

This non-linear book called collectief geheugen (collective memory) is about the shared pool of knowledge and information in the memories of two or more members of a social group, passed from one generation to the next. It parallels the memory of a person who is better at recalling images than words.


The book is bound with a removable elastic band. This way the reader can play a part and make his or hers own story, by re-arranging the page's.
2016 - 90 x 260 mm - 48p - 50 exemplaires
HP Indigo print & lasercut