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.

Haunted Bookshelves_In Circulation

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.

Unlearning My Library Forum

2017 / Saturday 24 June / Forum / Utrecht University Uithof / Read-in at Zero Footprint Campus / Forum at Geneveplein, Utrecht

Feminist Search Tool

2017 – ongoing / Digital interface that invites users to explore different ways of engaging with the records of the Utrecht University Library/

Haunted Bookshelves

2017-on going/ choreographies of memorizing / built on Bookshelf Research

Unlearning my Library. Bookshelf Research #2

  2017 / 1-25 June/ Why are the authors of the books I read so white, so male, so Eurocentric? / Read-in at Zero Footprint Campus, Utrecht.  

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 / 2018 / 6 September – 18 November / 『CATALOGUE』 / Display Distribute (Hong Kong), KUNCI (Yogyakarta) and Read-in (Marianna Takou and Ying Que) at Eu Zen / Exhibition and Residency in Mediacity Seoul

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