Together with Pierre Paulin & Maxime Boidy, we will question the language of culture, art and design through the (re)activation of Raymond Williams’ great toolbox “Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society” — workshop @ écal, February 12–16

Distributing as writing
✳︎ with Marika Belle, Charlotte Carletto and Anaïs Chappelet

Where to start, John Giorno?

Turn the press by hand crank until the front clamping bar is accessible from the delivery.

Insert plate fully into front clamping bar and turn locking bolts on both sides (ill. 1) upward with the plate wrench (ill. 2).

✳︎ A labor of love ✳︎

(Marcel Duchamp, “Disk Inscribed with Pun”, 1926)

Growing more aware of the beauty of common tools.

The shelves of hardware stores are the new type cases.

(Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, “Tactile Board”, 1921)

Think of events of eccentric sensoriality.

(Lygia Clark, “Sensorial Objects”)

Teaching, learning and publishing as performing arts.

✳︎ An ignorant schoolmaster ✳︎

Listen to Bernadette Mayer.

(Augusto de Campos, “Poemóbiles”, São Paulo: Brasiliense, 1974)

✳︎ A game and a constellation ✳︎

Is there a difference between what is in your hands and what is in the sky?

(Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, “Concrete Room [Concrete Architecture]”, mid 70s)

(André Thomkins, “Dogmat Mot”, 1965)

✳︎ A cross-reference book of information on some esthetic boundaries: consisting of a bibliography into which are inserted a fragmented text, art works, documents, interviews, and symposia ✳︎

(Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, “Telegramma”, 1914)

✳︎ A series of displacements — disciplinary, methodological, economical ✳︎

(Ito Motoyuki, “Meteorological Poem”, ?)

How does it feel to be in love, Martijn in ’t Veld?

Think of a heraldic bearing surrounded with rays and marked with the features of a human face.

(Arturo Schwartz, “Optophonetic Poem (Hommage to Raoul Hausmann)”, 1970)

✳︎ An eternal network of elective affinities ✳︎

David Reinfurt invites us to meet the Tetracono!

From Raoul Hausmann’s “Optophonetics”: “If men had thought earlier of the organic relationship between the eye and the ear, if they had not considered optics and acoustics as independent sciences, they could long ago have discovered the exact situation in the brain of the transforming center which conveys our spatial world to us.”

✳︎ A blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn’t there ✳︎

How do we talk about something that is not here, David Antin?

Reaching a new primordial state, a new presence.

✳︎ An event without end ✳︎
✳︎ A documentation that becomes a moment of production ✳︎

(David Antin, “Talking at the Boundaries”)

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(Armin Hofmann’s fluid matrix devices)