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‘Multiplicities and Urban Textures’ -reader

February 1, 2010

The following bibliography is a list compiled of the texts that were brought to The Open Office For Words by participants at Multiplicities and Urban Textures (31.01.2010) at ADA, Area for Debate and Art. This list is entirely accidental and fortuitous.

-Without and Within, Mark Pimlott,

Delirious New York, Rem Koolhaas

The Arcades Project; Walter Benjamin, (ed. Howard Eiland, Kevin Mc Laughlin),Harvard University Press,

-City, Rediscovering the Centre, William H. Whyte

Flesh and Stone, The Body and The City in Western Civilization, Richard Sennett

Modern Times, Modern Places: Life & Art in The 20th Century, Peter Conrad, Thames &Hudson, 1998.

-The Atlas of Experience, Louise van Swaaij, JeanKlare, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1999.

-Autoidentity, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, 2002.

The Most Important Buildings of The Twentieth Century: Airport,(ed. Steve Bode, Jeremy Millar ), 1997.

Amsterdam, Ed Van Elsken, Van Hokkema & Warendorf, 1979.

-Interfering; A Collection of and About Contextual Interventions in Urban Space, (ed. Hieke Pars, Iris Schutten), 2003.

Weegee; Naked New York, Neues Publishing Company, New York, 1997.

The Man of The Crowd, Edgar Allan Poe in Art in Theory 1815-1900, Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

On The Crowd in The City, Friedrich Engels in Art in Theory 1815-1900, Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

-The Art of Flanerie, Victor Fournel in Art in Theory 1815-1900, Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

Image Contributions:

-Ellen van Vollenhoven


June’s Reader

September 1, 2009


The Nature of Landscape; A Personal Quest, Han Lorzing, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam 2001.

-Landschap en Herinnering, Simon Schama, 2007. ISBN: 9789046700679

Intangible and Tangible Landscapes: an athropological perspective based on two South African case studies.Author; Liana Müller. (

Giflandschap;Vervuilde Locaties en Landschappen in Nederland, Wout Berger, Fragment, 1992. ISBN: 9789065790743


Humanature, Peter Goin, University of Texas Press, 1996.

Innocent Landscapes, David Farrell, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, 2001.

Tatorte; Bilder Gegen Das Vergessen, Joel Sternfeld, Schirmer, Mosel, ISBN: 3-88814-668-2

Utö, Het Laatse Jaar Van Een Eiland, Marcel Borsten, 2003.

MAY READER: (In Discussion on) Re-enactment

May 5, 2009


-RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting, ed. A.Caronia, J.Jansa, D.Quaranta, FPE Editions, ISBN 978-88-903308-6-5

-Life, Once More: Forms of Re-enactment in Contemporary Art. ed. Sven Lütticken, Witte de With Publishers, Rotterdam 2005.

Correspondence; The Foundation of The Situationist International. Guy Depord, Translated by Stuart Kendall, MIT Press, 2008.

-Experience, Memory, Re-enactment, ed. A.Bangma, Steven Rushton, Florian Wust, Piet Zwart Institute/ Revolver Archiv für Aktuelle Kunst,      2005.

Looking For Alfred, Johan Grimonprez, ed. Steven Bode. Published by; Film and Video Umbrella, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Pinakothek der Moderne, Zapomatik,    2007.  ISBN: 978-3-7757-2008-3 and ISBN: 978-1-904270-25-6-

-Re-enactment & Realism, ed. Iain Mc Calman, Paul A. Pickering, Palgrave MacMillan, October 27th 2009.

Specifically related to talks:

Saints & Avengers; British Adventure Series of the 1960’s, James Chapman, I. B. Tauris &Co Ltd, London, New York, 2006.

Re-enacting Emma Peel, MA Project Report, Margo Onnes, 2008.

Art Works:

Nola Dee and The Invasion of Rats, Margo Onnes, 2008.

*The reading lists are compiled from texts present at The Open Office For Words, with minor exceptions.

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.

February Open Office For Words

February 2, 2009

February '09 / Open Office


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

Speakers included: Alexis Blake, Marjolijn Dijkman, Deirdre M. Donoghue, and Sjoerd Westbroek.

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

The Office served Passion Cake, French Chocolate Cake and Blueberry/Cinnamon muffins.

A selection of Coffee, Rooibos and Chinese Jasmine tea was poured.



-Notes on Gesture in Means Without End: Notes on Politics, Giorgio Agamben, University of Chicago Press, 2000.

-The Politics of Small Gestures, Mika Hannula, Art-ist publications, Istanbul 2006.

-Gesture and Thought, David Mc Neill, University of Chicago, 2006.

-Two Gestures While Waiting for a Third, Victor J.Vitanza, (

-Chrilogia: Or The Natural Language of The Hand, John Bulwer, London, Thomas Harper 1644.

-Inventory / Talk to The Hand, in Cabinet issue 26., Brial Dillon.

-Becoming Besides Ourselves: The Alphabet, Ghosts and Distributed Human Being, Rotman, Lenoir, Duke University Press, 2008.

Practical Illustrations of Rhetorical Gesture and Action, Henri Siddons, Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, London, 1822.

-Gesture Sequences in The Practice of Everyday Life-Volume 2. Certeau, Giard, Mayol, Univerisity of Minnesota, 1998.

-Social Choreography; Ideology as Performance in Dance and Everyday Movement, Andrew Hewitt, 2005.

-Yvonne Rainer, The Mind is a Muscle, Catherine Wood, Afterall Books, 2007.

-Theory of The Street, Paulien Oltheten, NAI Publishers,

Gesture and Speech Production, De Ruijter, University of Nijmegen, 1999.

Gesture and The Nature of Language, Armstrong, cambridge University Press, 1995.

-Gesture in Medieval Drama and Art, (ed.) Clifford Davidson, Medieval Institute Publication, 2005.

-Gesture:Visible Action as Utterance, Kendon, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

PhD Dissertation:

– Gestus in The Theatres of Brecht and Beckett, Barry Batorsky, The Graduate Centre of The City University of New York, 1987.


Gesture, John Benjamin’s Publishing Company,Amsterdam, NL.

Art Books:

-Theatrum Orbis Terrarum / Gestures, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jan Van Eyck Academie and Peacock Visual Arts.

-Survival Of An Idea, Özlem Altin, 2008.

Art Works:

-Monster, Ruth Legg, (video work 9’33”).

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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.