Девочки и институции

Posted in Gender, literature, novel on February 28th, 2024
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Героини «Девочек и институций» работают в государственных учреждениях культуры. Это особый мир, похожий на морок, стремящийся навязать свои непрозрачные законы каждой и каждому, кто попал туда. Жалобы в департамент, подотчетные мероприятия, квартальные премии, отчеты и выговоры составляют основу повседневности этого мира. Девочки здесь — вторичный элемент системы, на котором, впрочем, вся эта система и держится. С системой они вступают в сложные и нередко созависимые отношения: живут по ее законам, иногда бунтуют, иногда подчиняются, скорбят, радуются и танцуют, уходят и возвращаются. Дарья Серенко попыталась описать этот мир девочек и институций, чтобы сделать хор сотен девочек различимее за привычным шумом госмашины и официальной культуры. «Девочки и институции» — точный портрет эпохи, в которую мы живем, портрет, написанный с невидимого раньше ракурса.

Author: Дарья Серенко

Publisher: No Kidding Press

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Harvey Keitel

Posted in Editions on February 27th, 2024
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Un fanzine de Hendrik Hegray au format A3, incluant photographie, collage et illustration

Author: Hendrik Hegray

Publisher: Hendrik Hegray

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Belong to Me

Posted in music, performance on February 26th, 2024
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Vibrational Semantics Series

Vibrational Semantics explores the voice’s ability to shift seamlessly between signification and sorority, from speech sound to noise. Questions of linguistic ambiguity, embodied voicing and feeling/meaning are investigated in relation to the place and presence of the performed voice.

The project is part of Samuel Brzeski’s ongoing artistic engagement with Lydatgalleriet, involving several newly commissioned text works curated by Samuel and commissioned by Lydgalleriet.

Author: Daniela Cascella


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Joëlle Tuerlinckx : A Stretch Museum Scale 1:1 – Invitation

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25th, 2024
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Joëlle Tuerlinckx: A Stretch Museum Scale 1:1 – Invitation / Uitnodiging / Invitation to a stretched walk 1:1 in a compact museum. Une promenade à échelle 1:1 dans une arhitecture de Aldo Rossi

Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2001)

Author: Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Publisher: Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

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Auditing Intimacy

Posted in politics, research on February 24th, 2024
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Auditing Intimacy catalogues the last five years of O.J.A.I.’s postcard correspondence. In addition to over 80 images, the publication contains a specially commissioned essay by curator Alicja Melzacka dealing with self-institutionalization – the performing of the self as an institution – as an approach to artistic research and performance. There is a lexicon disambiguating the invented bureaucratic jargon O.J.A.I. produces and circulates around their practice.

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is the collaborative practice of artists Chris Dreier (DE) and Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE) since 2015. The work is fueled by a recurring obsession with architecture, infrastructure, finance, conspiracy theory, institutional power and magic. O.J.A.I. pursues a strategy of self-institutionalization where tools and codified rules of engagement are appropriated from economic and political infrastructures. The work meets the public as performance, sound art, installation, cartography, publications, and a radio show (transmitted on Dublin Digital Radio and Cashmere Radio, Berlin). O.J.A.I. has performed and exhibited work at AAIR Antwerpen, Damien and the Love Guru, ISELP (Brussels), Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin), Grölle Pass Projects, Gold and Beton, University of Texas, Marres Center for Contemporary Culture (Maastricht) and Horst Festival (Villevord).

Author: Gary Farrelly, Chris Dreier

Publisher: Zero Desk

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Impulse – Volume 6 Number 3, 1978

Posted in video on February 23rd, 2024
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Einstein’s Joke’ was conceptualized by Eldon Garnet, shot as a super-8 film by Duncan Johnston, with Jack McCluskey as the second peasant. The issue was released as a 4″x6″ microfiche (‘cinefiche’) and an invitation to screenings of ‘Einstein’s Joke’ in San Francisco and Toronto

Les Levine

Author: Eldon Garnet (Ed.)

Publisher: impulse [b]

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Sound Installation

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22nd, 2024
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Max Neuhaus began his career as a musician, a percus-sionist. He continues to use sound as his medium. Why. then, do we find his works in the world of art, in places dedicated to seeing, not to listening? Why, in other words, does so much of his work appear on sites, indoors and out, where we would expect to find painting and sculpture? I think answers to these general questions about Neuhaus entire oeuvre must precede the attempt to say anything in particular about specific pieces. We must account for what appears to be an immense, overarching anomaly before taking up the puzzles presented in turn by each of Neuhaus various works.

Autor: Max Neuhaus

Publisher: Kunsthalle Basel

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and a time to see less

Posted in Motto Books on February 21st, 2024
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Here live the near-blind. In their eyes the city dwells like aureoles on suckling lips. Here they apprehend the city with knowledge viscous and immediate. And here they also live uneasily, for tranquillity is found only in pictures they are disinclined to make.

In essays, letters and aphorisms, this book makes near-blindness tangible as one condition of living in. protracted war.

Author: Walid Sadek

Published and distributed by Motto Books Co-published by Agial Art Gallery
Text editing: Mika Hayashi Ebbese

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[The User] – Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix Printers (vinyl)

Posted in music, Vinyl on February 20th, 2024
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Symphony #2 includes reworkings and remixes from Symphony #1 and new material composed while in residency at Hull Time Based Arts, UK 1999 and on tour 1999-2001.

Performance for fourteen dot matrix printers played by an orchestra of personal computers from the early nineties and conducted by a similarly obsolete file server, based on text files composed and orchestrated beforehand.

Track 12 (in keeping with the concept of the cd) is not simply an untitled track. The printers are not printing anything – the track simply consists of the amplified hum of all 14 printers, and then they are all manually switched off, one by one.
released June 1, 2020

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Anatomie of a Bird. Romain Bertheau. (Cassette)

Posted in music, Tapes on February 17th, 2024
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Anatomie of a Bird. Romain Bertheau. (Cassette)

“After two organ albums dedicated to combinations of sound, rhythms and auditory illusions, here is a very different object.
These 4 pieces are basically improvisations based on skeletal micro-compositions, generally less than a dozen chords. Played on the same organ as my previous recordings, I tried this time to emphasize the harmonic colours, the choice of registers and inversions, the intonation, the textures and modulations.
Composed in the morning and recorded in the evening the same day, I let myself go as the takes went by towards a more and more vaporous and melancholic universe.
The album is played entirely on the Italian style organ built by Jean Daldosso. It was harmonized in the church, which allowed the organ builder to optimize the power and the sound balance of the organ in relation to the building. A simple microphone in the middle of the church.”

– Romain Bertheau.


  1. Chlamydophila Psittaci. (Take 1) 08:48
  2. Trichomonas Gallinae (Take 4) 05:44
  3. Cryptococcus Neoformans (Take 2) 09:04
  4. Chlamydophila Psittaci (Take 5) 05:48

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