Archive for March, 2009

Book Launch and Screening at Etablissement d’en Face: Resonant Bodies, Voices, Memories

March 23, 2009



Date 26.03.2009
Time 20h

Etablissement d’en Face, Piet Zwart Institute and Revolver Publishing are pleased to announce the book launch for a new publication, entitled Resonant Bodies, Memories, Voices. A special screening programme will accompany the launch of this publication, with films and audio works by Samuel Beckett, Lina Issa and Fanni Futterknecht, Alvin Lucier, Anri Sala, Imogen Stidworthy, Katarina Zdjelar, and Artur Zmijewksi, amongst others. With thanks to Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zuerich, and the artists for lending the works. 

The publication Resonant Bodies, Memories, Voices is edited by Anke Bangma, Deirdre M. Donoghue, Lina Issa and Katarina Zdjelar, and is published by Piet Zwart Institute of the Willem de Kooning Academy/Rotterdam University, MA Fine Art Programme (Course Director Vanessa Ohlraun). It contains texts and artist’s contributions by Ernst van Alphen, Özlem Altin, Steven Connor, Mladen Dolar, Deirdre M. Donoghue, Jeroen Fabius, Brigitte Felderer, Gunndís Yr Finnbogadóttir, Lina Issa, Suely Rolnik, Imogen Stidworthy, Jalal Toufic, and Katarina Zdjelar. Design by Johanna Bilak. 

Publications by Piet Zwart Institute and Revolver Publishing are available internationally at selected bookstores and via International Book Service GmbH & Co.KG, attn.: Vice Versa Vertrieb, Benzstrasse 21, D-48619 Heek, info@vice-versa-vertrieb.de

ISBN 978-36895-022-9


‘The Open Office For Words’ -Podcasts

March 9, 2009


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MARCH READER: Representation

March 2, 2009


 The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories, New York; Palgrave MacMillan, 1988.

– Techniques of the Observer, Crary, J, Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press, 1992. ISBN 0-262-53107-0.

– Suspensions of Perception, Crary, J, Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press, 2001. ISBN 0-262-53199-2.

– The Return of the Real, Foster, H, Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press, 1996. ISBN 0-262-56107-7.

Camera Lucida, Barthes, R, London: Vintage, 2000[1980]. ISBN 0-09-922541-7.

 The Crisis of The Real: Photography and the Postmodern,Grundberg, in The Photography Reader, London: Routledge, 2004[1990]. ISBN 0-415-24661-X.

-The Task of The Translator, Walter Benjamin, in Selected Writings Vol.I (1913-1926), ed. Bullock, Jennings, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.

Paintings, Or Signs and Marks, Walter Benjamin in Selected Writings Vol.I (1913-1926), ed. Bullock, Jennings, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.

The Work of art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin in Art in Theory 1900-1990; An anthology of Changing Ideas, ed. Harrison, Wood, Blackwell Publisher ltd. 1992.

Ways of Seeing, John Berger, Penguin Books, 1972.

-On Photography, Susan Sontag, Penguin Books, 1971.

Against Interpretation and Other Essays, Susan Sontag,Picador, USA, 2001 (1962).

De Sublieme Historische Ervaring, Frank Ankersmit, Groningen 2007.

Questioning History, ed. Frank van der Stok, rotterdam, 2008.

Cosmic Imagery; Key Images in The History of Science, John D. Barrow, Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.2008.

Art and Illusion; A Study in The Psychology of Pictorial Representation, E.H. Gombrich, Phaidon, 2004. 

– Experience, Memory, Re-enactment, ed. Bangma, Rushton, Wust, Piet Zwart Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Revolver Archive fur aktuelle Kunst, 2005.


Art Works:

-The Writing Room, Maria Barnas, 2007.

March Open Office For Words

March 1, 2009


March’s Open Office for Words took place on the 1st of March at ADA, Area for Debate and Art, Rotterdam.

Speakers included: Priscilla Fernandes, Edward Clydesdale Thomson and Ruth Legg.

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

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The Office served Chocolate Date-Cake, Classic Cheese Cake and Lemon Taart. A selection of Coffee, Rooibos and Chinese Jasmine tea was poured.