Ally Bishop, Maria Cerón, Maira Dietrich, Sophie Kitson, Marié Nobematsu-Le Gassic and Paula Querido van Erven in:
The Self-Publishing Archive
Mareschstrasse 1, 12055, Berlin
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 19th of July 2016
What’s the life of a book after it’s been read?
What is the temporality of an archive? How can archives speculate on the future?
What are the minor expressions of the archive?
How do you play/perform an archive?
What gestures of care does the archive produce?
What are the spaces of creative rupture in an archive?
How does the ‘stickiness’ of archive objects operate as a navigational tool?
What are the points of linkage between objects in an uncurated archive?
How do you read a book without reading?
What are the more-than-human modes of expression and language given in the materiality of books, of objects?
How does the archive reify / challenge the idea of how a book functions?
How does one create accessibility, availability?
How can the archive offer us advice on how to relate to the world and one another?
How many dimensions has a word, a poem, a text? Is possible to approach it through the interaction/activation of an archive?
How many times can you fold a page onto itself?
Can you make paper works and save your life?
How can we catalogue this archive in a way that it involves a more physical interaction?
What does it mean to ‘save’ a book?
How can the archive be activated with the abstraction of the objects they contain?
What is the space between YES and NO?
What gives the archive authority?
What gets left out of the archive?
What can the archive not capture?
This event is part of 'The Institute for Endotic Research: Reading Bodies'. Module #3 of AFFECT Agora´s Program of Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin.
A series of interventions in 3 different archives rehearsing with the possibilities of the library as a ‘place for encounters’: encounter of new reading materials; as a content display through its spatial design and the library as a social space, where the readers place the body to read and to share what they gather.