Unlearning my library builds upon Read-ins research into the wider context of public and private libraries. We investigate how a specific library is constituted through the physicality of reading, library etiquette, the books being read, histories of articulations within bookshelves, architecture as well as the different categorisations within the library. These aspects very often sink into oblivion without necessarily losing their agency. Read-in experiments with formats to challenge these taken for granted notions and enter a process of renegotiation.

NUMPANG as politics of sharing space

2016 / 26 April / Read-in contribution to Radio Kunci at ifa gallery Berlin / How can numpang create a situation for study? What kind of values are being exchanged in this interaction? How to contextualize the history of numpang in contemporary artistic context? How to unlearn numpang?   Nuraini Juliastuti (KUNCI) in conversation with Read-in […]

NOW / 2017 / 7 September – 15 October/ Haunted Bookshelves_In Circulation / Read-in at Hauntopia/What if? / Exhibition and Conference at Research Pavillon Venice / PhD-in-practice Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Regimes of Memorizing #2

2014 / 20 – 23 January / Workshop at Casco, Utrecht and SMBA Amsterdam in the context of the  exhibition ‘Made in Commons’ by Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam and Kunci Yogyakarta.

A Piece for the Library

September 2013 – May 2014 / KV Wiesbaden / Series of rehearsals, workshops, score writing and exhibition / In collaboration with Wiesbaden Boys Choir and the music class of the Oranienschool Wiesbaden

Regimes of Memorizing #1

2013 / Performance at Mumok Vienna; contribution to Springerin Chronic Times (Ein Lesestück)

Es gibt keine unschuldige Lektüre

2014 / Ein Lesestück, in: Chronic Times, Springerin 1/2014, pp. 42-45

Teach-in

2011 / 22 November / With Annie Fletcher: a Teach-in into the legacy of feminist reading groups. Departing from Casco at 18.30 to search for a host …

Something to take with you

2012 / 22 May / “Something to take with you”, memorizing workshop, as part of ”Why Stay If You Can Go?’, a reading group by The Black Swan, De Appel and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.  

Contribution to ‘P’ for Performance

2011 / 9 June / “Read-in classic and BookshelfResearch” / Contribution to ‘P for Performance’ by Maja Bekan, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.