Archive for January, 2009

January Open Office For Words

January 19, 2009



January’s Open Office for Words took place on the 18th of January at ADA, Area for Debate and Art, Rotterdam.

The following reader has been compiled from the texts and artworks that were present.

The Office served fresh blueberry and rasberry muffins, carrot&courgette cake, with a honey and cream cheese topping.

A selection of Earl Grey, Jasmine, Fenkel&Liquorice and Rooibos tea was poured.



-Acts of Memory, Cultural Recall in the Present, (ed.) Mieke Bal, Jonathan Crewe and Leo Spitzer, University Press of New England, 1999.

Matter and Memory, Henri Bergson, Dover Publications, 2004.

-Oblivion, Marc Augé, University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

-Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes, Vintage Classics, 2000.

-Prosthetic Culture; Photography, Memory and Identity, Celia Lury, Routledge, 1998.

-Walter Benjamin Archive; Images, Texts, Signs, Translated by Esther Leslie, ed. Marx, Schwartz, Schwartz, Wizisla. Verso, London, NY, 2007.

-Landschap en Herinnering, Simon Schama, Atlas, 2007.

-Experience, Memory, Re-enactment, Piet Zwart Institute/ Revolver Archiv für Aktuelle Kunst, 2005.

-Resonant Bodies Voices Memories, ed. Bangma, Donoghue, Issa, Zdjelar, Piet Zwart Institute /Vice Versa Verlag, 2008.

-Photography, Siegfried Kracauer in The Mass Ornament;Weimar Essays, Translated, edited and with an introduction by Thomas Y. Levin, Suhrkamp Verlag 1995.


Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald, The Modern Library NY, 2001

-Funes, The Memorius, Jorge Luis Borges (

-Op Zoek Naar de Verloren Tijd; De Kant Van Zwan, Marcel Proust, Translated by Cornips, Veenis-Pieters, Lijsen. De Bezijge Bij, Amsterdam, 2002.


Memory, Myth, Photography: A Photographic Exhibition by Sarah Edge, Context Galleries, 2005.

Of Time and Place, Walker Evans and William Christenberry, Amon Carter Museum together with the Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Centre, 1991.

Het Eeuwige Moment/ The Eternal Moment: A Photographiv View of Cultural Preservation by Wijnanda Deroo, Mirjam de Zeeuw and Wout Berger.

-Tatorte, Joel Sternfeld, Schirmer / Mosel, Munchen-Paris-London, 1996.

-The Site And The Memory; Landscape As Contemporary Experience. Charta, Milano, 1996. (Il Luogo e la memoria)

-Christian Boltanski, Phaidon, 2004.

-Imaginery Homecoming, Jorma Puranen, Pohjoinen, 1999.


Deep Storage: Collecting, Storing and Archiving in Art, ed. Schafer, Winzen, Prestel; Munich, New York 1998.

Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, Okwui Enwezor, Gardners Books 2008.

Art books:

Human Camera, Lindsay Seers, 2007.

Art works:

Funeral, Maja Bekan, 2005.

-Rehearsing Memory, Deirdre M. Donoghue, 2007.


Funeral, Maja Bekan, 2005.