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Microhistories Anthology

06-Apr-16

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Microhistories studies the form of the video essay, which can be said to treat its subject matter in a critical and investigative way while at the same time reflecting its processes and its considerations. It shares this preoccupation with the small, marginalized stories with an approach within the field of history, so-called microhistory. Here one studies habits and routines rather than deliberate actions, underlying mentalities rather than explicit views. In microhistory the exception is more interesting than the rule, including the everyday, the overlooked details – all this that can prove to be as important as the “grand” recognized history. This publication brings together the results of a three year artistic research project which brought together prominent practices and theoreticians within three fields – art, artistic research and microhistory – in order to build shared knowledge.

Editors: Magnus Bärtås, Andrej Slavik
Published by: Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Contributors: Axel Andersson, Magnus Bärtås, Carlo Ginzburg, Mika Hannula, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Oscar Mangione, Suzana Milevska, Lina Selander, Lena Séraphin, Andrej Slavik, Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Michelle Teran

304 pages, softcover, color
Konstfack Collection, 2016

Rupture Sessions

15-Dec-14

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Download English version
Download French version

Rupture Sessions is a staging of a public reading of a conversation between a psychologist and four women living in Madrid about their personal experiences with eviction. The conversation took place as part of a research of the psychosocial impacts of eviction carried out by PAH Madrid. The PAH is a right-to-housing movement operating throughout Spain, established in 2009 to fill a gap insufficient measures within the government for dealing with the massive housing crisis and wave of evictions brought on by the global financial crisis.

Translated from the original recordings in Spanish into other languages (to date English and French), the transcript is a testimony to the everyday realities of contemporary crisis, bringing personal experiences into universal issues around social rupture and the disintegration of the home. The public reading of the text is a discussion and analysis of the conversation through aesthetic reflection. The circulation and introduction of the translated text into other configurations and conversations give impetus for reflection on issues, around contemporary crisis and its impacts on the home, a cross-pollination of ideas which takes place within a dialogical situation.

Folgen Archive- limited edition artist book

05-Dec-14

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Folgen Archive is a limited edition artist book that documents a series of journeys in which the artist Michelle Teran uses the traces video makers had left in the public sphere of the internet to follow people throughout the city of Berlin.

September, 2014, English
18 x 25 cm, 264 pages, color
hardcover with dust jacket

September, 2014, English
18 x 25 cm, 264 pages, color
hardcover with dust jacket

Critical Theories and Critical Practices in Research

02-Dec-14

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The conception and the structure of this publication is highlighting a possible understanding of artistic research from the perspective of using key concepts and the intervention methods of critical theory (in the way it is understood in the history and theory of contemporary art, instead of the way it is understood in philosophy) as well as from the perspective of the product of artistic research, as a work of art produced by former or current PhD candidates involved in artistic research doctoral programmes.

Contributors: Catalin Gheorghe, Henk Slager, Andrea Phillips, Mick Wilson, Michael Baers, Michelle Teran, Flis Holland, Rachel Mader, Jesper Alvær

pdf download here

Mortgaged Lives – English translation

02-Dec-14

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Written by two of the founders of the PAH, Mortgaged Lives explains the causes of and points towards those responsible for the Spanish mortgage crisis and the broader situation. Ada Colau and Adrià Alemany analyze the role of the public administration, reveal the fights carried out by the PAH through first-person accounts and offer advice and useful resources for defending the right to housing and avoiding abuses of power by banks and financial institutions.

Mortgaged Lives
Vidas Hipotecadas

By Ada Colau and Adrià Alemany
Prologues by Gerard Pisarello and José Coy

English translation by Michelle Teran, published by the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest with help by Traficantes de Sueños.

An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology

24-Nov-13

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Buscando al Sr Goodbar included in An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology

Author: Anna Munster
MIT Press, publisher.

Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers

24-Sep-13

Some of my artistic projects on walking and mapping are featured in a new book by Karen O’Rourke on artistic cartography published by MIT Press, 2012

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/walking-and-mapping

An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS. From Guy Debord in the early 1950s to Richard Long, Janet Cardiff, and Esther Polak more recently, contemporary artists have returned again and again to the walking motif. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for mobile mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form. In Walking and Mapping, Karen O’Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. She offers close readings of these projects-many of which she was able to experience firsthand-and situates them in relation to landmark works from the past half-century. Together, they form a new entity, a dynamic whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…

04-May-12

The Piet Zwart Institute Master in Media Design and Communication department launches its new publication with Mute publishing: Sniff, Scrape, Crawl {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double}.

A silent listener to our streaming confessions, the ambient social network envelops itself around our rituals, banalities and routines and traces the specificities of our dataset, or rather our shadowy data-double. Crawling and scraping, it creates a portrait of not only who we are as individuals, but also our demographic character, status and potential future self. Just as our data-double grows exponentially through these infinite feedback loops, the debate on privacy also proliferates. While discussions on the value of public space and the commons have regrettably waned, privacy has become the zone of contention for lawyers, large corporations, governments and individuals, who all have much at stake.

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl is the result of trying to make sense of these debates. Contributions from: Birgit Bachler, Seda Guerses, Inge Hoonte, Nicolas Maleve, Men in Grey, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev, Michelle Teran, Steve Rushton, Discrete Dialogue Network and Amy Suo Wu.

C Magazine Spring 2012 Memory issue

25-Apr-12

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Buscando al Sr. Goodbar and The City is Creative are both discussed in an essay written by Michelle Kasprzak for C Magazine Spring 2012 Memory Issue.

http://www.cmagazine.com/2012_113.htm

Book launch: A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future

23-Apr-12

Baltan Laboratories launches its new publication A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 from 5-7 PM in the NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This extensive publication presents the results of and reflections on Baltan’s two-year pilot phase undertaken from 2008 to 2010.

Included in this publication is an essay and documentation to The City is Creative, a commission by artist Michelle Teran developed during a residency at Baltan Laboratories.

http://www.baltanlaboratories.org/?p=3142



A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future is Baltan’s second publication, following The Future of the Lab, which was launched at ISEA2010 RUHR (International Symposium on Electronic Art) in Dortmund, Germany last year. This new publication is designed by Eric de Haas and Martijn Maas, and features:

  • conversations, recommendations, challenges, and statements that illustrate the process of building the lab;
  • extensive documentation of and reflection on the projects supported and initiated by Baltan from 2008 to 2010;
  • new essays and interviews with artists and collaborators featuring their perspectives on the lab.

The launch event at the NatLab starts off with an afternoon expert meeting for professionals, led by guest speakers Attila Nemes from Kitchen Budapest in Hungary, Atau Tanaka from Culture Lab in England, and Rasa Smite from RIXC in Latvia.